South Oak Cliff (TX) Coach Emmett Jones calls 2013 wide receiver Anjeus Jones a late bloomer. It's what he could become that intrigues college programs.
"When I took the job in April, they didn't know too much about him in recruiting," Emmett Jones said. "The kid has tremendous upside. He's natural at track. He can run. He's new to the position. He was hungry and eager to learn."
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Anjeus Jones recently received his first scholarship offer, which came from New Mexico State. Iowa, Illinois, Kansas State and Colorado State have visited him at school. The Hawkeyes also stopped by his house.
"They come out and watched him at basketball practice a few times," Emmett Jones said. "They really like him. They're still going throughout the evaluation process to decide what they want to do with him. He may get an offer from them in January."
The coach said Anjeus is expected to visit New Mexico State in early January and Iowa is discussing bringing him to campus at the end of that month. The Illini also are talking about a trip to Champaign.
"I got a call last night that he's bumped up on their board because they were after two other guys they can't get," Emmett Jones said.
Jones is comfortable waiting because the Aggies aren't pressuring him.
"New Mexico State said he didn't have to rush it," Emmett Jones said. "He fits the mold of the receiver they want to bring in. They want him to come down and see the campus.
"They said they will not take his scholarship offer away. They want him to be patient and go through the process so the decision he makes is the right one."
Kansas State is looking for one more receiver in its '13 class, Emmett Jones said.
"They watched his doing drills in a video I have," the coach said. "They were very intrigued. They wanted his highlights."