Jones Up To Five Offers

McKinney (TX) North running back Ronald Jones is one of the state's best for 2015.

McKinney (TX) North finished 7-5 in 2013, making it to the second round of the class 4A playoffs. The Bulldogs rode the legs of junior running back Ronald Jones; literally.

Jones had a remarkable junior season, rushing for 2,406 yards and 39 touchdowns. Most impressive were his yards per carry; an amazing 9.87 yards per rush.

Not surprisingly, Jones is attracting plenty of college interest. He's already rated as an early four-star by Scout.com and ranked as the nation's No. 23 running back prospect. In a state that will have perhaps the top running back class in years, Jones may be the most versatile.

The 6-foot, 185-pounder is just now seeing the beginning of what's expected to be an explosive recruitment.

"I have five offers one from Texas Tech, TCU, Oregon State, Colorado State and Tulsa," Jones said.

The latest offer came from the Horned Frogs, who offered Jones last week. The speedster likes what he sees in TCU, noting one of his favorite players, LaDainian Tomlinson, played there.

"It's a great school, one of my favorites "LT" went there so they definitely know running backs," Jones said. "I have to say, I'm honored."

Texas and Oklahoma are two more programs Jones is getting heavy interest from. He visited Austin a few weeks ago for the Longhorns game against Texas Tech.

"It was an unofficial visit, I really enjoyed myself it was a great experience," he said. "Matter of fact, it was my first college game!"

With five offers in the fold and more coming right around the corner, Jones is taking his time with the process and says every school is on equal footing.

"No, it's still even," he said. "I'm wide open."

Jones has a few factors in mind when he evaluates each program. The most important may be how much he likes a school for things not associated with the football program.

"Good strong tradition, style of offense and location is not a problem," Jones said of his factors. "But, I'm just looking for a school that I would love if I weren't playing."


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