UT offers massive 2016 DT

Words simply can't do justice for just how physically imposing 2016 defensive tackle Kendell Jones (Killeen, Texas/Shoemaker) truly is.

At 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds, with the body fat percentage of a gymnast, Jones not only meets the eye test. He wrote it.

He has all the potential of following in Roy Miller and Tommie Harris' footsteps and becoming the next great central Texas interior defensive linemen.

The Longhorns got a first-hand look at that potential at their junior day on Saturday, and wasted little time in offering. He also has offers from Arkansas, Baylor and Oklahoma.

Jones grew up rooting for LSU simply because he lived in New Orleans as a kid. But his allegiances spread after Hurricane Katrina forced he and his family to relocate to Texas when he was roughly 10 years old.

Jones isn't a man of many words but he did have positive things to say about Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong.

"He was really cool," Jones said. "He was straight up with me. He told me life was about building relationships."

Jones is a long way away from figuring out which one of those coaching relationships he wants to build on as a member of a program, but he does have an idea for what all he is looking for.

"Academic-wise, I don't want the academics to be so easy," he said. "Team wise, I want the whole package. I want to win games, I want to win championships and I want to get the respect of the coach."


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