Brandon Jones No 1 Safety in America

Charlie Strong and the rest of the defensive staff have their eye on the top high school safety in America. Brandon Jones checks in at 6-foot-, 190-pounds from Nacogdoches (Texas)

Brandon Jones is the top safety prospect in the country for 2016 and arguably the top defensive back regardless of position. Jones was able to make an unofficial visit to Texas this past weekend and was thoroughly impressed with what he saw.

Jones has great body control, tackling ability and toughness. He is exactly what Charlie Strong, Vance Bedford and Chris Vaughn are looking for.

”I have a really strong relationship with coach Bedford, coach Vaughn, and Coach Strong I talk to all them At least 2-3 times a week,” Jones said. “Overall I feel like they are very well spoken coaches with the mindset that's going to get them where they need to be defensively and just overall as a team. The program itself like I said feel like it's going in the right direction. I love the stadium and facilities because everything you need is right there. You don't have to walk to far to get what you need and also burnt orange and white looks pretty good on light skin kids like myself lol”

This trip was a big visit for Jones, who was able to learn the things he needed.

”I learned a lot about the academic side," Jones said. I also was able to go in for a little film with coach Vaughn. I learned how their safety's played and how I could fit my game into the scheme they have.".

What is next for the nations No 1 safety?

”As of right now for visits I do plan on visiting Baylor, TCU, and A&M again but Oregon this summer and possibly Oklahoma,” Jones said.

Scout.com Take:

It's no secret as to why colleges want Jones. He can tackle, cover ground and at times make the big play in the passing game or run support. On tape, he shows a wide array of skills. He is very aware and has a physically imposing presence. He plays under control, limiting mistakes. That shows great poise. He chews up a lot of ground, whether it is coming down hill to make a tackle in run support or covering laterally to help make a tackle. – G.Powers

Inside the Numbers:

Scout Overall Rank 39

Position Rank 1

Midland S Rank 1

Texas S Rank 1


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