Recruiting: Richetti Says He's Ready

All-American and flagship commitment Richetti Jones of Dallas (Lincoln), Texas, says he is ready for Wednesday to get here."Am I? I've been waiting for that day for a long time," said the 6-4, 240-pound pass rushing defensive end. "It can't get here soon enough."

Jones committed to the Cowboys early and stood strong with the Cowboys despite rumors of multiple schools trying to sway him. Of course, when Jones suffered a freak hip injury in practice late in the season the Cowboys stood strong by him. Jones said he is making progress all the time with the hip injury that required surgery to repair.

"It's good," said Jones. "I'm walking without crutches and there is still a limp because my leg muscles haven't been worked as much. I'm still lifting with my upper body and staying strong and then going to physical therapy for my lower body. I don't know, it may be two or three months before I can start lifting with my lower body."

Jones is eager to get to Stillwater and will report early in the summer in order to continue his rehab with the Oklahoma State sports medicine team. He wants to be ready for August practice.

"It all depends on the hip injury and my rehab," said Jones. "I want to, and I think I will (be ready). That is why I am coming up there early."

Jones has also become an ace recruiter for the Cowboys. He worked on some of the players in San Antonio when he attended the U.S. Army All-American Game of which he was selected to play. His pet project in recruiting has been fellow Dallas standout and Skyline safety Christian Scott, who is expected to announce something today.

"I'm hoping," said Jones. "He's got five letter of intents that he's holding. I'm anxious to find out too."

Jones is also going to be in the house at Dallas television station KDFW-TV tonight at 10 p.m. when Cedar Hill athlete William Cole is announcing between OSU, Arkansas and Kansas. That has to be rated another good sign in Oklahoma State's favor in getting a good word from Cole.

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