We keep tabs on who the Longhorns coaching staff has visited during the contact period

One of the first stops the Longhorns made during the contact period was to go see the nation's top safety Brandon Jones.

When was Visit: Sunday

Which Texas coaches: Jeff Traylor, Brian Jean-Mary, Chris Vaughn

https://twitter.com/CoachTraylor/status/671028129926787073

https://twitter.com/BlessedJones33/status/671086504232415232

Importance of Visit: As far as we can tell Brandon Jones was the first stop the Longhorns coaches made on Sunday when the contact period began. If he wasn't the first stop, he was definitely one of the very first. The reason for that was simple: He's that important to the Longhorns. Texas does not have a safety in this class and that's in part due to UT holding out hope that it'll end up with Jones. He's a must-get for Texas, no doubt about it. 

2016 Commitments at his Position: 0

Chance of a Commitment: 7 out of 10

Evaluation

It's no secret as to why colleges want Jones. He can tackle, cover ground and at times make the big play in the pass game or in 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. - GP

Strengths

  • Body Control
  • Tackling Ability
  • Toughness

Areas to Improve

  • Recovery Ability

Bio

Jones' season in 2014 as a junior was cut short with a knee injury. He returned to action late in the year but only played in five games. He racked up 30 tackles and forced two fumbles in limited action. 

As a sophomore in 2013, Jones racked up 95 tackles and five interceptions earning District Newcomer of the Year and Scout.com Midlands Co-Sophomore of the Year honors.
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