Head Coach Charlie Strong and the rest of the Texas Longhorns coaching staff are about to embark on an epic journey to NSD. Over the next 22 days, Texas fans will see numerous high school football players make their pledge to join the Longhorn Nation. Texas will sign somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-14 more players for the class of 2016.
January 16th, 2016 could be a monumental official visit weekend for Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns. Texas could host as many as 23 recruits combined with official, unofficial visits and early enrolle players. The next player tentatively scheduled for the 16th is safety Brandon Jones.
Jones has body control, tackling ability and toughness. The five-star standout holds offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas to name a few. It should come down to Texas and Texas A&M at the end of the day for Jones. Things have been trending the way of the Longhorn lately, but the situation could change in a hurry down the stretch. Jones is one of numerous prospects heading into Austin this weekend for their official visit weekend.
January 16th Official Visitors
Inside the Numbers
Nacogdoches High School
Scout Overall Rank No 20
Position Rank No 1
Midland S Rank No 1
Texas S Rank No 1
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.
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 downhill to make a tackle in run support or covering laterally to help make a tackle. – GP
I have five more official visit previews left to write.