“Programs like that I can hit. I’m not one of those defensive backs who can just cover. I can do both.”
That is indeed a true statement, coming from the mouth of one of the top players in 2016 in Allen (Tex.) defensive back Jaylon Jones.
One of the only sophomore starters on a defense that ended up resulting in an undefeated season and a state title, Jones brings plenty to the table as a secondary player. And rest assured, college coaches have all taken notice.
“I have offers from Arizona State, Tulsa, SMU, TCU, Ole Miss, Miami and Baylor. I’m just enjoying it all and I’m blessed,” Jones said.
What coaches are seeing on film, according to the 5-foot-11,175-pound Jones is a versatile player who can line up anywhere on the back end. Last season he finished with 102 tackles and four interceptions, both of which were amongst the team’s highest.
So far from a recruiting standpoint, Jones has tripped to Baylor and TCU. Both he described as “awesome” and said that he enjoyed being with both coaching staffs.
Now going into his junior season, he would like to make the effort to get out even more.
“I think I will make Baylor’s first game in the new stadium. I think I’m also visiting Texas A&M on the (July) 19 of this month,” Jones said. “I’m definitely looking to get out to Ole Miss and TCU too, but I also plan to talk with more coaches to see where else I may visit.”