Texas Speedster Holds Jayhawk Offer

One player who the Kansas football staff would love to steal from the Longhorn state with is Everman (Tx.) athlete Jonathan Jones, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound athlete who runs a 4.4-second 40-yard dash and has interest from a plethora of big-time schools.

The Jayhawks have offered a scholarship and have been showing steady interest in Jones, who  said he may add KU to the list of schools he’s most seriously considering – Georgia Tech, LSU, Arkansas, Tennessee ad TCU. All but Georgia Tech have offered scholarships, said Jones, who won’t set up any visits until after the season.

Jones, who caught one pass for 34 yards, blocked a punt and made seven tackles in a season-opening 50-0 victory last weekend, is being recruited primarily as a wideout. He’s an excellent athlete who averaged 15 points a game playing for his high school’s varsity basketball team this past summer.

Asked about the interest he’s receiving from KU, he said “I’m still trying to think about it.”

Jones said his priorities in choosing a college home are “the schools that maximize what you can do, and a school that can help me out with classwork,” he said.

“As long as they offer a full ride,” he said half-joking, “because my parents aren’t paying.”

In other words, he’s wide open. Part of the reason for that is Jones is a late bloomer in terms of the recruiting game. He was somewhat lightly regarded at the end of last season before a bevy of schools caught wind of his size-speed package and immediately offered. In addition to the aforementioned favorites, he holds offers from Texas A&M, Colorado, Nebraska, Washington State and Ole Miss.

We’ll continue to keep tabs on Jones and the likelihood of a visit to KU throughout the season.

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