Oklahoma City four-star athlete favors two

Gerald Jones out of Millwood HS is one of the best athletes in the country and Texas Tech has been high on his list for the past few months. We caught up with Gerald again and asked him which schools were his favorites, and he mentioned two. Were the Red Raiders one of them?

Gerald Jones, ATH, 6-1, 190, OKLAHOMA CITY MILLWOOD, OKLAHOMA:

JH: How is your summer going?

GJ: "My summer is going fine right now. I am doing a lot of stuff. I am taking a lot of visits. I still have two more visits to take. I am lifting weights every day Monday through Thursday. The team is coming along and we are catching up to the new offense, and we are pretty much winning every 7-on-7 game that we play. My summer schedule is real busy and I really don't have much of a social life."

JH: How have you changed your offense?

GJ: "We are running a hurry-up offense and we go off hand signals. We are basically running the same offense we ran last year, but we are getting used to the hand signals and speeding up the offense."

JH: Are you still playing quarterback?

GJ: "Yeah, is am still playing quarterback. But I am also going to return kicks and punts."

JH: You are getting a ton of great publicity from different sources. What do you think about your new popularity?

GJ: "It is a blessing. I never thought I would get this much publicity, but I am enjoying it and just taking it all in."

JH: You said that you have made quite a few unofficial visits, so where have you been and who do you plan to still go and see?

GJ: "I went to OSU, Arkansas and I am going to Texas A&M, Kansas and Kansas State. I also went to Texas Tech already."

JH: What about Oklahoma?

GJ: "I have already been down to OU during school and during the spring at the spring game."

JH: How is recruiting going with you at this point?

GJ: "I wouldn't say it is laying down anywhere. It is building up actually, because I was trying to get it narrowed down this summer. Now I have two more offers from LSU and Colorado. It has become more complicated, but it is a blessing too that so many teams think I am a good player."

JH: Do you have a top five?

GJ: "Not really, but I do like OSU and Texas Tech a lot."

JH: What are your thoughts on Oklahoma?

GJ: "Oklahoma is cool, but I am looking at their class and I know a lot of those guys and they have a pretty good recruiting class (2006). I don't know if I could go there and start right away, and that is what I am looking to do. It really is going to come down to what position Oklahoma wants to play me at. OU is talking to me about playing wide receiver and about me being a return man. They have also talked to me about being a defensive back."

JH: Do you think you would have a better chance to start at OSU or Texas Tech?

GJ: "Yeah, I think I would have a better chance of starting there than at OU."

JH: Where do OSU and Texas Tech want to play you?

GJ: "OSU wants to play me at running back or wide receiver, while Texas Tech wants to play me at running back or as a slash running back/receiver."

JH: It sounds like playing time your freshman year is the most important factor for you in recruiting, is that true?

GJ: "I would say that is right. If I am out of state, I will also look for team unity because I will be far from home. You know, if I don't play that first year I can take advantage of it and get bigger and stronger. But I really want to play that first year."

Jones has qualified.


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