2017 Speedster Already on the Radar

2017 receiver Hezekiah Jones is already becoming a hot name to watch in recruiting circles.

If you blink, chances are you might just miss one of the fastest players in the state; Stafford (TX) receiver Hezekiah Jones.

The good news is you’ll still have three years’ worth of plays to catch up on considering he’s just entering his sophomore year.

The 2017 prospect is already becoming a well-known name in recruiting circles thanks to his ability on the gridiron and his blazing speed. On the gridiron, Jones was moved up to Stafford’s varsity at the beginning of district play to provide a deep-threat for the Spartans. He responded by scoring 4 touchdowns while averaging nearly 28 yards per reception.

Later that year as a freshman, Jones took home third place in the 200-meter final at the Class 3A state meet in May with a time of 21.53. He’s improved that time to 21.38 this summer while running for Houston Prototype. The time currently ranks him second in the nation for his age (15).

Interest is already building for the 6-foot, 170-pound receiver as he’s hearing from a number of programs.

“I’ve heard from UT (Texas), Texas A&M, Oregon State, BYU and Vanderbilt,” Jones said. “They’re all telling me they want to see what I can do on the season and what I can do on the field.”

Another program that has showed recent interest in Jones is TCU. Jones was in attendance at the Frogs’ skills camp last Friday night after receiving an invite earlier in the week. Jones didn’t disappoint the coaches, leaving as one of the top receivers in attendance.

“Actually, they invited me to the camp a few days ago,” Jones said. “They just wanted to see me in action in position drills and in one-on-one’s.”

Jones has some familiarity with TCU’s program thanks to a longtime friend that’s made plenty of plays in his three year career as a Frog. As a receiver, Jones also likes the direction of the TCU offense.

“One of my good friends goes there; Deante' Gray,” he said. “He says it’s real nice and I like the new scheme; they’re going to throw the ball a lot.”

A program’s offensive scheme will factor heavily in Jones’ decision; that is when it comes time to make that decision. He’s also factoring academics and location.

“I’m looking at everything; location, academics, offensive scheme and how it fits me,” he said. “I’m looking at all of that stuff.”

As for his plans on playing football or running track in college, Jones doesn’t hesitate in knowing what he plans to do.

“I want to do both,” Jones finished.

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