The top Safety in America will host the Texas Longhorns

One of the most heavily recruited players in America is Safety Brandon Jones. Jones, a 6-foot, 190-pound defensive standout checks in from Nacogdoches (Texas). Texas will visit with Jones and his family throughout the day.

Alabama, LSU, Mississippi, Texas and Texas A&M are just a few schools fighting for the services of arguably the top defensive back in America for the class of 2016. 

My Take

Brandon Jones has some of the biggest names in college football knocking at his door.  Nick Saban, Les Miles, Charlie Strong and Kevin Sumlin are a few of the head coaches that will battle it out for his services over the next 60-days.  This should come down to one of the more interesting in-state recruiting battles between the Longhorns and Aggies.  In 2015, Charlie Strong and the Texas staff beat Sumlin and Texas A&M staff on five of seven players.  Can they do it again in 2016?  Brandon Jones and his family will make the official visit to Texas in January.  This one will come down to the wire and could be impacted by other circumstances more than anyone left on the board.

Scout.com Take

It's no secret as to why colleges want Brandon 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 downhill to make a tackle in run support or covering laterally to help make a tackle. – GP

Bio Blast

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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