TCU among Jones' favorites

With linebacker an obvious need for the 2013 class, the Frogs have already targeted several talented prospects. The staff currently has two offers out to linebackers. Among them is Lake Charles (La.) Washington-Marion star Melvin Jones.

With linebacker an obvious need for the 2013 class, the Frogs have already targeted several talented prospects. The staff currently has two offers out to linebackers. Among them is Lake Charles (La.) Washington-Marion star Melvin Jones.

Jones was a do-everything player for his team as a junior, playing quarterback on offense and linebacker on defense. He was named both offensive and defensive MVP of his district and named to the Class 4A All-State team. On defense Jones totaled 140 tackles, 15 TFL's, 5 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries. In addition to his stellar play on defense, Jones rushed for over 1,200 yards and 14 scores on offense.

Aside from TCU, the 6-foot-3, 245-pounder reports offers from Louisiana, Southern Miss, Nebraska, Grambling and interest from Texas A&M and Miami.

Jones was invited to attend the TCU for their February 11th junior day but was unable to attend because of transportation conflicts. However, he says he plans to make a trip up to Ft. Worth during the season.

"I couldn't make it up there because Coach Harrison had to take care of some business, he was going to take me," Jones said. "I'm just going to make an official visit up there during the season."

Jones has already attended a junior day at LSU and has invites to Southern Miss and Texas A&M. As for favorites, Jones says three teams are standing out.

"LSU, Texas A&M and TCU," Jones said of his favorites. "I'm going to Texas A&M's junior day. I like the academics at LSU. For TCU, I've seen them play and I've heard a bunch about them but I don't know much about them school wise."

Jones is in no rush to make a decision and says he will weigh all of his options before making a commitment.

"I think I'm going to be one of the one's to wait so I can figure all of my options out," Jones said. "Location really doesn't matter, playing time, if they have to redshirt me I don't mind. But if I can see the field early I'm fine with it."

Jones is currently playing baseball for his new school.


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