Huskers taking a look at D/FW safety

Recruiting Texas has been a renewed effort for Coach Shawn Watson and the rest of the Nebraska staff. There are a lot of offers out on the table to Texas players, but even more than that was the extensive search for players during the evaluation process. There is one at Arlington (Texas) Bowie who is seeing growing interest from Nebraska.

Chris Jones isn't a name that many have heard about up to this point, but it could be a name that becomes very popular this summer and fall. The 6-foot-1 and 175 pound cornerback/safety from Arlington (Texas) Bowie had a steady stream of colleges come in to see him this spring.

One of Jones' biggest strengths is obviously the ability to play about any position in the defensive secondary that you might need him to. Jones is doing his best to make sure that his senior year is a success at Bowie.

"It's going good so far," Jones said. "I am staying busy working out. Right now I don't have any camps or any combines planned."

The steady stream of coaches from schools during the evaluation period at Bowie is a pretty good indicator as to how good of a player he is. "The evaluation process went good. There were a lot of schools. There was Tulsa, Houston, Texas Tech, Baylor, Wisconsin, Nebraska and a whole bunch more."

As of right now, there isn't a long list of offers, but people are realizing that he is an offer that can suit any need in the secondary. "I think that I have three offers right now. I have one from Baylor, UTEP and Houston. Everyone is looking at me to play either free safety or cornerback. It just depends where they need me at."

"It doesn't really matter where a team plays me in the secondary. I am comfortable at either spot. My strength is my speed. I can also come up and play the run as well as pass protection."

Jones' defensive stats aren't known, but he did know that he missed making first team all-district honors by just one vote as a junior in one of the tougher, 5A districts in the state.

"I don't know what my stats were last season. I was honorable mention all-district as a junior at safety. I don't know of any other honors."

One of the schools that has made initial contact with Jones is Nebraska. The contact from Nebraska hasn't been consistent. "I have been getting some information from Nebraska. They were here during the evaluation period, but I don't know what the coach's name is that is recruiting me."

If Nebraska were to come in and show a consistent interest they could be a school that Jones would seriously consider. Especially since distance is not a factor. "They sound like they are a good school and it doesn't really matter to me in my decision about distance."


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