Jones Hopes to Visit Texas Tech Soon

RaiderPower.com caught up with John Taylor defensive tackle Braylon Jones to talk Texas Tech, his overall recruitment and more.

John Tyler defensive tackle Braylon Jones has a handful of offers so far, but you can expect that list to grow throughout this season.

Jones stands at 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds and holds offers from Air Force, Army, Houston, Navy and Stephen F. Austin. In addition to those he said he is hearing from SMU and Texas Tech pretty often.

As a junior, Jones recorded 88 tackles and seven sacks. His team ended up going 12-3 and made a Class 5A Division 1 state semifinal appearance. Scout.com recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks describes Jones as a strong player who plays with a high motor and can frequently see double teams.

So far Jones has visited SMU, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Texas A&M last spring and out of those he said he liked Baylor the most.

Although, this spring will be pretty busy for Jones who will visit Houston on March 28th, and then he will attend Vanderbilt's junior day in April. He said he wants to attend more spring games practices but he hasn't set anything up yet.

As for the Red Raiders, assistant coach Trey Haverty is recruiting Jones. He said that they swap direct messages on twitter almost daily and that they are just trying to establish a relationship.

Jones said he doesn't know much about Texas Tech, because he has never been to Lubbock but he does like that they are in one of the power five conferences.

“Hopefully I get to visit Tech soon,” Jones said.

In addition to his performance on the field Jones has had great success in the classroom as well. He is ranked the first in his class academically at John Tyler and said when looking at schools it is important they have the major he is pursuing.

Right now Jones said he is deciding between engineering, orthopedic surgeon, and physical therapy. He added that there are a lot of things that go into picking the right program.

“While getting a good education, to have great teammates and coaches, good physical environment and nice athletic facilities (are important),” Jones said.

This is just the start for Jones. He said he wants to wait to see what all his options are before making a decision.

“I’ll have to take a lot more visits,” Jones said, “and see the outcome of the total offers I have by the end of this process to see which schools have those qualities.”


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