Four-Star OLB Levi Jones Up Close

Head coach Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns coaching staff are looking for a couple of standout linebackers in the class of 2017. Levi Jones checks in from Austin (Texas) Westlake High School.

Levi Jones is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound four-star outside linebacker.  He is the No 130 ranked player in the country according to Scout.com.  Jones holds offers from Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma, TCU and Texas to name a few.

 

“Growing up I've never had a favorite football team but if I had to pick, I would say Miami Dolphins because I was born in Florida while my dad was with Miami,” Levi Jones said.  “I have a couple of favorite players, but I would say, Tyrann Mathieu, Von Miller, and Robert Jones.”

 

How does Jones stay busy away from football?

 

“If I'm not playing or practicing football, then I'm most likely playing video games or eating,” Jones said.

 

Favorite movie and TV show.

 

“Remember the Titans and What's happening,” Jones said.

 

Favorite food.

 

“Chicken tenders with fries and extra ranch,” Jones said.

 

What does the four-star linebacker think about Charlie Strong?

 

“I think Coach Strong is a great coach,” Jones said.  “He's very smart and making changes to turn the program around.”

 

Why is Jones one of the most talked about recruits in the state of Texas? 

 

“I'm a competitor, I have a natural feel for playing in the box, but I love playing outside and coming off the edge,” Jones said. “I understand the game of football further than my position. I know how to make plays.”

 

 

Scout.com Take

 

Jones is a player who rose through the recruit ranks powered behind a strong junior year. He made a ton of plays as Austin Westlake made a deep march into the playoffs. He is always around the football and is physically a dominant force. He forces the action, making a good amount of plays behind the line of scrimmage and shows bursts of speed in the open field allowing him to chase down plays from sideline-to-sideline. He is long and lean and has the frame to be an even more impressive specimen as he matures. The brother of Cayleb Jones, who was also a Scout 300 prospect. - Greg Powers

 

Inside the Numbers

 

Class 2017

Position OLB

Height/Weight 6-foot-2, 210-pounds

Home Austin (Texas)

Scout Overall Rank No 130

Position Rank No 8

Midland OLB Rank No 2

Texas OLB Rank No 2 

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