Jones getting interest from many

Oklahoma City quarterback Houston Jones plans to attend a Missouri camp, but there are plenty of other schools with their eyes on this athletic prospect.

I continue to come across more and more top notch prospects in the state of Oklahoma as the weeks pass by. Oklahoma City Northeast quarterback/athlete Houston Jones is a recent name that was given to me, and it appears the gunslinger will have more than his share of schools knocking on his door.

"I only had him for three games last fall because he had surgery on his broken thumb," said head coach Ron Kroeger. "He threw for over 400 yards in his first game back. He is 100% percent now as we've had him out throwing, and he looks good."

Jones, also a stand-out basketball player, has already completed junior day visits to Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and TCU.

"I'm actually suppose to head over to Norman today to speak with Coach (Jackie) Shipp and Coach (Chuck) Long. They wanted me to bring more film as they are holding their coach's clinic today."

Three other Big 12 schools also appear to be in hot pursuit of the dual threat quarterback.

"I know he plans to attend camps at Missouri, Iowa State, and Kansas State this summer. He went to Iowa State's camp last summer and graded out as the best quarterback. I guess Coach McCarney and he became good buddies as they have kept in touch. Coach McCarney called me recently and told me they wanted Houston in their program."

Houston Jones threw for nearly 800 yards and rushed for nearly 500 yards in the three games he saw action. There is not much he can't do out on the field, according to Kroeger.

"He is not real fast, but fast enough, and the main thing is he is so quick and elusive. You better have someone watching him in the middle or he'll run all over you. He isn't a run first quarterback, either, as he has a tremendous arm. He likes to force the deep pass sometimes, but he still makes very good decisions and reads the secondary well. He can throw a football 70 yards long."

Black & Gold Illustrated Top Stories