Juwan Offray: His Coach's Take

Nathaniel Jones could just as easily have been coaching against Oklahoma State this season as the former cornerbacks coach at UTSA. But Jones instead was coaching his high school alma mater. The 1995 graduate is head coach at Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, where he coached cornerback Juwan Offray, who is committed to the Cowboys and set to sign Wednesday. We asked Jones about Offray.

You know we saw Juwan Offray at the Cowboys one-day camp last summer and he was determined to be noticed. So much so that in drills the receivers started counting in line and moving around to avoid going against him. Does that surprise you?
Jones: Juwan is just a tough kid. He plays very physical, and you know most corners are not really that big and physical. But he plays with a physicality and an extreme confidence that you want to see at that position. He will be fine moving on from high school to the college level because of that.

With that toughness and physicality and as we saw maybe some impatience or better said intensity, how will he adapt to new surroundings in college?
Jones: The older guys that are back there will help him and he will be receptive to their help because Juwan wants to be good. You know our goal with our kids at Karr was to be better men, not just football players. Juwan has become a better man, on and off the field. That is going to help him going from New Orleans to Stillwater and what he will need to do over the next four to five years. I believe he is equipped to go there and flourish. I expect him to pop off the screen there at Oklahoma State and really be a good football player.

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