Jones gets call

One month ago, Marshall High school athlete Darius Jones had Texas A&M at the top of his college list. Growing up familiar with the Aggie program, Jones (5-11, 175) looked to be a shoe-in to become a part of coach Mike Sherman's first recruiting class.

Now, however, the tide has turned for the four-star prospect.


“I was talking with coach [Randy] Jordan a lot,” Darius Jones said. “But to be honest I haven’t heard from them in a while.”


The 4-star prospect may not have heard from the Aggies of late but the phone lines have not gone silent for Jones.


“Coach [D.J.] McCarthy called me Monday morning,” Jones said. “I was pumped. He said that he would be in contact later to get with my parents.”


Jones, who has an offer from the Tigers, is excited that the calls from the Tigers have finally come.


“I have my offer and they are letting me know that they need me,” Jones said. “It feels good.”


The No. 34 ranked wide receiver in the 2009 class, Jones (5-11, 175) is slated to start at quarterback and cornerback for his senior season.


In terms of where the Jones would line up for the Tigers, the Marshall-standout said that the defensive side of the ball will be his calling.


“I am going to be doing a lot on the field this season,” Jones said. “I am being recruited as an athlete, but at LSU they are definitely wanting me to play corner.”


With summer approaching, Jones has two schools in the front of his mind that he wants to see and surprisingly they are both outside the Lonestar State.


“I am going to make it to a couple of camps this summer for sure,” he said. “LSU and Oklahoma are the two places I really want to check out.”


Note: As a junior, Jones generated 1525 yards of total offense and scored 12 touchdowns.

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