Stephenville QB Still Drawing Interest

With Two offers in hand and a verbal commitment to Texas State, Tyler Jones is a player that could blow up in 2012.

Stephenville, TX QB Tyler Jones is a player to keep an eye on in 2012. The 6'2" 195 pound signal caller is currently committed to Texas State but that hasn't kept the competition from continuing to recruit the talented prospect. Currently holding offers from Texas State and New Mexico, programs such as TCU and Louisiana Tech continue to follow the Yellowjackets leader. caught up with Jones to get the latest on his recruitment. Are the Frogs still in contact?

"I went down there (TCU) a little earlier in June" said Jones. "I went down to their camp and threw a little bit, talked to Coach Burns and he told me that I was in there top three. I know there are two other guys but I haven't heard a lot from them recently but I kind of figured they're going to play it out this year and watch the other two to see how we compete and then decide."

Growing up in Texas, football player's dream of playing on the big stage and Jones is no different. He says he really likes what he sees in the TCU program and he's been very impressed with what the Frogs have to offer.

"From what I've heard and from what I've seen and been around, it's really a great program" said Jones. "My coach's dad actually used to coach there and he knows Gary Patterson and coached Andy Dalton when he came in and coached him up so there's a lot of tradition there from what he's told me and it would be a great school to go to."

While Jones is currently committed to Texas State, he says he wants to give every program a long, hard look before closing any doors on the recruiting front.

"I'm going to take everything in to consideration" he said. "I have offers from New Mexico now and I've been getting a lot of interest from Louisiana Tech too. I'm committed to Texas State right now and I'm a Bobcat but I'm going to look at everyone and give everyone a fair shot. For the most part right now though, I'm a Bobcat."

With Louisiana Tech showing heavy interest, Jones talked about his thoughts on the Bulldogs' program and his visit to Ruston, La.

"Our coach actually coached with Sonny Dykes as well so he has a lot of experience with all of these guys" said Jones. "We went there for a junior day and got to meet with him and talk to him a little bit. For the most part, Ruston's a really nice place and they have a lot of tradition as well, in Conference USA, so they'll be a contender as well."

With more interest sure to come his way with a big 2012 season, Jones says playing QB for a Big 12 school in Texas is a big time dream of his.

"One of the main goals that I had was just playing Division-1 college football and right now I have that chance" he said. "But to play at the Big 12 level and to play at a school that has expectations that TCU has on them is extraordinary and it would be amazing to be able to go and play with them."

"Everything is really nice (at TCU) and they showed me they got all new apparel from Nike which of course is a huge deal for us athletes. For the most part, it was real pretty and I love the coaching staff; Gary Patterson is a great coach and it was a really exciting visit."

Even though he glows about the TCU program, there's a reason that The Stephenville star chose Texas State in the first place and he says he really likes what the Bobcats are all about.

"There are a lot of connections with Coach Schultz as the offensive coordinator there" he said. "They run basically the same stuff we run just a little bit more advanced. As a coaching staff, they really stood out because they were honest with me and up front with me and straight up and didn't beat around the bush."

"He told me that if I come in and do my job and do right that I have a chance of starting or playing at an early level" said the Stephenville product. "They're a great coaching staff, San Marcos is really pretty and with the whole new renovation they're doing as well, it's a real nice place."

With expectations running high in Stephenville, stay logged on to to see how much interest Tyler Jones generates with a big 2012 season. Rest assured, he'll have more than the two offers he currently holds. The question is, how many programs will throw their hat into the ring?

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