Jones Talks Frogs' win over OSU
Several top prospects were in attendance Saturday to witness first-hand the 42-9 thumping TCU put on Oklahoma State at Amon G. Carter stadium. While the Frogs still have a few remaining spots left for the 2015 class, there was a strong presence of 2016 prospects in attendance to watch the big win. Among those players was Allen cornerback prospect Jaylon Jones. Regarded as a Scout.com Top 300 player and No. 8 ranked cornerback from the 2016 class, Jones was one of the more highly ranked prospects in attendance. For Jones, it was the second time he’s visited TCU since receiving his offer months ago. “It was a good experience; their defense is real nice, going in I expected that,” Jones said of the game. “I really wanted to watch the safeties to see how they did. Also, I was watched Coach Patterson too; he’s really into the defense. I saw him giving the DB’s calls which was pretty cool. I didn’t figure it would be a blowout but I knew TCU was going to pull out the win.” Jones was impressed by the atmosphere of the game among other things. “I kind of already knew what the facilities looked like so the only thing that was really new was it was the first time I’ve got on the sideline of the stadium for a little bit,” he said. “I liked the atmosphere of the crowd; it was pretty loud.” As a safety for Allen, Jones says he could see himself playing in the Frogs’ unique defensive scheme; one that puts an emphasis on defensive backs. “Definitely; that’s a lot of DB’s on the field and they have a lot of trust in them,” he said. “I was watching how the safeties get to play and they’re free. Coach Cumbie was telling me he likes me at nickel back because I can hit and cover. I like the 4-2-5; it’s pretty nice.” With the win over Oklahoma State, the Frogs improved to 5-1 on the season and are currently ranked No. 10 in both the AP and Coaches Polls. Although the hot start by TCU has caught many by surprise, Jones said he knew the Frogs had a chance to shock some people. “I knew they were going to be pretty special. A lot of people were asleep on them and now they’re proving people wrong,” he said. “I think they’re the only top 10 team in the Big 12 so that’s pretty cool.” Jones says he stays in good contact with his TCU recruiter; Sonny Cumbie. The talented prospect has already built a strong relationship with the Frogs’ coaching staff. “Me and Coach Cumbie talk every now and then,” he said. “They keep a good relationship with me; they’re really cool coaches. He checks on me and I check on them.” In addition to TCU, Jones holds offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Miami, Ole Miss, SMU and Tulsa. Although he hasn’t received an offer lately, he stays in contact with the schools that have offered. “It’s been going good; I’ve been keeping in good contact with all of the colleges that have offered me and just kind of been taking it in and waiting for more,” he said. Aside from attending the TCU-OSU game, Jones has attended the Arkansas-Texas A&M game as well as the TCU-Baylor game. For now, he only has plans to attend one other game in the near future. “As of right now, I’m probably going to make the A&M/LSU on November 27th,” Jones said. “With TCU, we’ll set something up. I don’t know if it will be a game invite or if I’ll just go up there and check everything out again.” As for his team, Allen is rolling right along with a perfect 7-0 (5-0 district) record. “It’s going good; we’re undefeated,” he said. “I’m getting good tackles but I haven’t really had a chance to get an interception because they’re not throwing my way.”
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