Recruiting: Miketavius Jones Up To 5 Offers

Oklahoma State is looking for at least two cornerbacks in the 2011 recruiting class and one of the apparent top prospects that the coaching staff has already offered is out of a school that Oklahoma State has recruited often in Galena Park North Shore. Miketavius Jones is a standout cornerback that finished with right at 60 tackles last season for head coach David Aymond's squad.

The 5-10, 170-pounder plays football only but admits he works out with the track team in the spring and is looking forward to the April 30 beginning of spring football.

Jones should get seen by plenty of coaches this spring during the evaluation period. Five schools, including Oklahoma State, have already made their decision with offers.

"Baylor, Oklahoma State, U of H (Houston), Rice, and Kansas have all offered me a scholarship," said Jones. "The LSU coach is telling me that he wants me to come to their camp and the Oregon coach told me that he hasn't offered defensive backs yet but that when he does I am sure to be on that list.

"I have been to U of H a lot of times and over to Rice. I also went to LSU junior day. I talk to the coach at Oklahoma State (Joe DeForest) all the time. We talk regularly and I really like the school. I just haven't had a chance to get up there and see it."

Back in February, Jones showed off at a Football University training session at Katy Cinco Ranch High School. Playing against some of the top players in the Houston area he did not give up a single reception.

Jones says he runs in the mid to low 4.4 range in the forty, although admits he has not run for time since last summer. He also said that the predominant coverage at North Shore is cover "0" or straight man with no safety.

"The things that will be the deciding factor for me in recruiting is the environment of the school," said Jones. "Since that is where I'm going to stay for four years I want the coaches and the area to be what I want. I need to feel good about all of it. I will major in something like criminal justice."

Jones also said he would like to make a decision soon but it is not absolute. "I'm not sure but I would like to make a commitment at the end of the spring," he said. "If it happens, it happens. I'm not going to force it."

Jones is invited to the Orange-White Game on April 17 in Stillwater.


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