Landry Jones discusses official visit

Four-star quarterback and Oklahoma commitment Landry Jones was in town last week during the Sooners' win over Missouri. Sooners Illustrated caught up with the future Sooner to find out what he thought about his trip.

Landry Jones knows how to pick ‘em.

First, the sixth-ranked quarterback in the country chose Oklahoma over a host of other schools courting his services.

Then the Artesia, N.M., native picked a pretty good weekend for his official visit.

Jones, the No. 6 QB in the country, was on hand Saturday to watch the Sooners knock Missouri from the ranks of the unbeaten, 41-31.

"It was an awesome game," Jones said. "The atmosphere was great, the game was good and I thought OU played really well."

Jones spent a lot of time leading up to the game with host Jason Hannan.

After flying in Friday night and meeting with OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel, Hannan and Jones went bowling.

"We were just trying to think of something to do and we came up with that," Jones said. "It was really pretty cool."

Before Saturday's game, Jones toured the campus and visited the Sooners' locker room.

He was back in the locker room after the game and was even signing autographs outside the stadium.

On Sunday, Jones had lunch with all the coaches.

"I had a really good time," he said. "I thought my host was really cool and it was good to meet with the all the coaches."

During his visit, Jones said he was able to hang out with fellow Sooner commitments Tress Way, a kicker from Union High School in Tulsa, and Taylor Hill, a linebacker from Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio.

"I liked them a lot," he said. "I've actually known Tress for quite a while."

Jones is back in New Mexico preparing for the remainder of his senior season.

Artesia was off this week and is currently 5-1. Its only loss, 46-45 in overtime, came Oct. 5 to Las Cruces, the top-ranked team in 5A.

"I feel like we're doing pretty good so far," Jones said.

Jones said he plans to make visits to no other schools, but did say he might try to take in the OU game at Texas Tech in Lubbock on Nov. 17.

"Hopefully if we take care of business, we'll be off that week and I'll be able to go," he said.

Jones was named the New Mexico 4A player of the year as a junior in 2006 after throwing for 3,433 yards and 45 touchdowns.

Note: Sooner fans wanting to catch Jones in action can do so this week. Artesia's game against Clovis Friday will be televised by ESPNU. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m.


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