Jones the Sooner

Gus Jones was not a huge name on the recruiting landscape early on in the recruiting process, but after college coaches got a look at his film the scholarship offers came rolling in. Jones tried to take the process slowly, but an offer from Oklahoma was just too big to refuse.

It was not that long ago that Gus Jones, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker from Wagoner High in Okla., pulled in his first scholarship offer from former Oklahoma head coach John Blake and the North Carolina Tarheels.

The UNC offer was followed by offers from Texas Tech, Missouri, and Wyoming, but it would be an offer from the home-state Oklahoma Sooners that grabbed his attention the most.

According to sources Jones has went ahead and made the decision to join the Sooner family following an unofficial visit to the campus this afternoon.

"I just felt real comfortable when I was up there," Jones explained. "We run almost the same exact defense as they run at OU at my high school. We even have a lot of the same calls."

"My defensive coordinator is a lot like Coach (Brent) Venables at OU. They have a lot of the same personalities. I just feel like I could play at OU."

Jones also stated that playing in front of his friends and family for the school he grew up watching was another big factor in his decision making process.

On defense, Jones racked up 170 tackles and 15 sacks and added almost 1,000 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns on offense as a junior to help lead the Bulldogs to a State Semi-Final appearance.

Jones is the Sooners 12th known commitment in the class of 2009 and joins Jaydan Bird, Tom Wort, Brandon Mahoney, and Ronnell Lewis in what will likely be one of the strongest linebacker recruiting classes in the country.

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