Sooners Hard At Work For Jones

Sooners Illustrated brings you an interview with Cayleb Jones, Scout.com four-star wide receiver for the 2012 class out of Austin High in Austin (TX). Jones talked quite a bit about where he is at right now in the recruiting game and more. Check below to see what he had to say.

Every year the State of Texas produces some of the best talent in the country at multiple positions. For 2011 at the wide receiver position Trey Metoyer and Jaxon Shipley come to mind as the top two receivers in the state. For 2012 the top wide receiver is likely going to be Cayleb Jones.

Pop in a highlight tape of Jones and you will quickly see why he is so highly thought of. He's a big target at 6-foot-2 and 185-pounds. He has great hands. He's fearless when going across the middle and can make some of the toughest catches look effortless.

On the year Jones finished with 62-catches for 797-yards and five-touchdowns. Quite impressive considering he only played in eight games. Jones missed three games due to some nerve damage in his knee and also due to a concussion but says he is just fine now.

The talent and ability Jones possesses is definitely not going unnoticed by top notch schools or even the UnderArmour All American selection committee.

"I got invited to play in the UnderArmour game next year," Jones said. "So I'm not going to the Army combine or the UnderArmour combine but I might go to camps in the spring time or when they start up, but I'm not sure."

Jones informed that he has already accepted the invitation and will be playing in the 2012 UnderArmour All American game.

When all is said and done Jones could probably choose from anywhere in the country he would like to play, but there are a few schools that stand out to him right now.

"Everything is kind of slow right now, just kind of taking everything in," Jones said about recruiting. "Not making any moves yet. I like Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, A&M, and Alabama."

The Sooners are just one of many schools who have verbally offered Jones. And Oklahoma wide receivers Coach Jay Norvell has already been down to see the Austin High prospect.

"It was a little while ago," Jones said about when Coach Norvell came to visit. "During one of our games he came out and seen me play. He couldn't really say too much. I met him. He's a good guy and he knows what he is talking about. He's been around for a while. I like what he brings to the table and how he represented Oklahoma."

Coach Norvell is definitely hard at work to try and show Jones what all Oklahoma brings to the table even if that means sitting down and writing to Jones multiple times a week.

"We don't talk on the phone as much because I have to call him he's not allowed to call me but he does write me about two to three times a week."

At the moment Jones does not have any visits set up in the near future but talked about the schools he may get out to see this spring.

"I'm maybe going to go to Oklahoma in the spring time," Jones said. "I'll watch Texas a lot in the spring time but I have nothing planned so far."

Former Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis and wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy were a couple of the coaches that were recruiting Jones along with Head Coach Mack Brown. With their departures from the program does that effect how he feels about the Longhorns?

"It does but I still like Texas a lot, Coach Mack Brown and that whole Texas staff," Jones clarified.

When that moment comes to decide where he will be attending a school Jones says there will be multiple things that play into his decision.

"There is a ton of different things I'm going to be looking for, proximity to home rather its close or not. The coaches, players and how they like the school now, just a ton of different things. School tradition and stuff like that."

Stay tuned to Sooners Illustrated as we follow Jones throughout his recruitment.

Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Manager Greg Powers on Jones: He may only be ranked as a 4-star prospect now, but so far Scout.com has only named 12 5-stars nationwide. Jones will be a strong contender to earn five-star status by the time the rankings expand. He is a fearless receiver over the middle who has great hands and concentration. He has good athleticism and is able to be a vertical down the field deep threat. He is a 'go to' guy.


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