No. 2 Texas OLB Levi Jones Talks Recruiting Process

May 17 -- A spring interview with linebacker Levi Jones, who is one of the top recruits in the Lone Star State in the Class of 2017...

Levi Jones, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound outside linebacker from Austin (Texas) Westlake has offers from an abundance of schools like BaylorLSUFloridaOklahoma, TCUTexasTexas A&MUCLA and USC.  

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"Just taking all my visits, examining every school asking good questions and trying to figure out what is the best fit for me," Jones said of his thoughts on the process right now. "I want to wait to make my decision until after our football season, so yeah, I am definitely going to wait it out for a decision." 

Jones has not released a favorites list yet, but seems to have zeroed in on a few different conferences and from there you can kind of gauge the top offers and guess what programs are making the strongest plays for the Scout 300 rated prospect. 

"I feel like schools in the Pac-12 or the SEC are for sure schools I could see myself playing at and advancing y career and even in the Big 12 -- right in our backyard Texas," Jones said. Every school brings something different, so I just have to continue to evaluate everything and see what is the best fit for me."

Schools like LSU, Texas, UCLA and USC have separated from the pack by securing unofficial visits from Jones, where he was able to spend time with the coaching staffs and tour the campuses. he broke down why each of those trips stood out to him. 

USC - "The tradition. All of the great players who came through there and what they can do for me or their players there outside of football or after football if football does not work out." 

LSU - "I feel like it is a football factory. They have put out a lot of great players. Same thing there. The team bond, the culture of the football team. It is a great atmosphere there." 

UCLA - "UCLA is a very beautiful campus. Academically they are really, really good and I was very interested in that. I love their coaches, especially coach (Scott) White, their linebackers coach. I feel like they could do a lot of great things for me." 

Texas - "It is closer to home and my brother (Cayleb Jones) went there before, so I know a lot about Texas. Ever since coach (Charlie) Strong got there it is a whole different atmosphere. He is changing the program around and that grabs my attention. It is closer to home and of course my mom would love that." 


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