2003 Update: Philip Jones

<b>Denton Ryan</b> wide receiver talks about his commitment status in an exclusive <b>RaiderInsider.com</b> interview.

************WR PHILIP JONES (6-0, 170, 4.4) *************


This talented wide receiver is James Battle's primary target. Battle, a highly-touted quarterback, defensive end Jarvis Moss and Jones are cousins. All three players play for Denton Ryan and are still "very interested" in Tech. The trio has also repeatedly expressed interest in attending the same college.


As a junior, Jones caught 50 passes for 1,053 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, which helped propel Denton Ryan to the Class 4A Division I state championship.


Thayer's Take: "Philip is one of the top big-play wide receivers in Texas. He's got great speed and tremendous instincts. His ability to run after the catch and outrun defenders would be an excellent fit for Tech's offensive attack."


*****************APRIL 29 UPDATE*******************

TE: What schools are currently in your top five?

PJ: "Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Texas, Florida and Florida State."


TE: Do you have a favorite?

PJ: "Not right now. I'm still looking."


TE: How interested are you in Texas Tech?

PJ: "Very interested."


TE: Why are you interested in Texas Tech?

PJ: "'Cause they've got a tight offense. I like that they spread the field and pass the ball alot."


TE: What schools are your cousins considering?

PJ: "We're all looking at the same schools and Texas Tech is one of those schools."


TE: Where are you camping this summer?

PJ: "I'm not sure yet. Maybe Texas Tech, Oklahoma, I just really don't know."


TE: Have you received any offers yet?

PJ: "Not yet, but I'll probably get a few this summer."


TE: How are you finishing up academically this year?


PJ: "I'm doing alright. I just took my ACT earlier this month, but I haven't got my score back yet. I think I did pretty good on it."


TE: Thanks for your time today. It's great to finally meet you in person. Take care and good luck this summer.

PJ: "Thanks, same to you."



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