Iowa Likes Another Jones

Iowa dipped into the Dallas are for receiver Anjeus Jones in the 2013 class. His younger brother, Jyaz Jones, has caught the eyes of the Hawkeyes and others.

Jyaz Jones watched his brother's recruitment closely. He hoped to pick up tips on how to handle the process.

The Class of 2014 defensive back also wanted to see if he connected with any of the coaches pursuing his sibling, Anjeus Jones, a '13 receiver.

"Ever since we were little, we used to always talk about going and playing for the same school," Jyaz said. "It's a very great possibility that if Iowa offers me I'll probably commit."

Anjeus, who also goes by A.J., signed with the Hawkeyes earlier this month. Jyaz said he wanted to get a look at more schools this spring and wouldn't commit to Iowa on the spot if it offered at that time.

"I'll ride it out a little bit," Jyaz said. "I just think it would be a good possibility (that he'd end up at Iowa). I don't think I'm going to commit in the spring, though."

Colorado State and New Mexico State, who offered Anjeus and at one time received his verbal commitment, have extended scholarship opportunities to Jyaz, he said. The South Oak Cliff (TX) High junior also reports hearing from Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor and SMU.

Jyaz (6-1, 180) attended junior days at Baylor and SMU. He's scheduled to be at Texas this weekend.

"I've been speaking with Coach (Mack) Brown and he's been very excited about me coming down there to junior day," Jyaz said. "It sounds like he might offer me but I'm not really sure."

Oklahoma and Texas Tech have invited Jyaz to their junior days, he said.

"Texas Tech just offered one of my teammates (Silvester Hayes)," Jyaz said. "They want me to come to their junior day, too. I think if I go to their junior day, I'll probably get an offer."

Jones and Hayes visited SMU last weekend.

"They want to give both of us an offer," Jones said. "They just want to look into it more."

Baylor said they want Jones in their summer camp. If the Bears like what they see there, they will offer him, he said.

The Hawkeyes also are in the evaluation stage with Jones.

"They said they're going to come watch me this spring," he said. "They also want to get me out there for a visit."

Jones said the school of his choice must have strong academics. He also is looking for the right feeling when he visits campuses.

"The team has to be like a family," Jones said. "The school I'm at now, we're like a real, real close family. Wherever I go to, it's got to be a close-knit feel."

Schools view Jones as a safety but he feels like he could play cornerback as well.

"I have the speed for both and I have good coverage skills," he said.

Jones reports a 4.35-second, 40-yard dash (hand held). He said he runs it in 4.5, laser timed.

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