HornsDigest breaks down the remaining targets for the Longhorns with national signing day around the corner on Feb. 3

First up is five-star safety Brandon Jones.

The Latest: Brandon Jones just finished his last official visit to Baylor this weekend. Charlie Strong had an in-home with in on Jan. 28, one day after Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin visited. He took an OV to Arkansas on Jan. 22 and an OV to Texas on Jan. 15.  

Teams in Contention: Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Arkansas

When he'll announce: Jones will make his announcement at 8 a.m. on ESPNU.


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


  • Body Control
  • Tackling Ability
  • Toughness

Areas to Improve

  • Recovery Ability


Jones had a tremendous year in 2015. He had 124 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, two interceptions while adding eight touchdowns to earn Scout All-Midlands, USA Today Texas Defensive Player of the Year and District 16-5A Defensive Player of the Year honors. 

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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