Texas Athlete Wants to Play for State's Best

While we love bringing you a good portion of high school news and updates, we also want to feature some of the state's top athletes, while getting a quick look at what's the latest on the college recruiting front. Today we feature Edna athlete Kam Jones. This is a TPI Premium article.

While many of you read in the newspaper about players from the Class 5A and 4A level, just 100 miles Southwest of Houston, there is some hardcore ball being played, worthy of mention.

And during some of these battles in Class 3A, there is a player putting up some huge numbers nearly every week

Athlete Kam Jones of Edna has been racking up statistics for most of the season, but here lately his opponents have not had the answer for him.

"I have had almost 1,000 yards in the past two games," Jones said. "It was against Cuero and our playoff game against Luling."

With that said, one would believe that the 6-foot, 183-pound Jones would have a handful of college offers. For the moment, he does not. But he is confident that in due time, things will change for the better.

In fact, there are a few schools showing some heavy interest.

"I don't have any offers right now, but TCU, Texas State, Portland State and Montana State are all recruiting me," Jones said. "I'm hearing some from Baylor too, and Houston and Arkansans have called me."

Jones admits that he is open to all schools, even more so while he still awaits offer No. 1, but there is one school that stands out amongst the rest.

"This past year, I made a trip to TCU and it was really nice there. The coaches treated us well and we got to see the locker rooms and everything," Jones said. "I would say that right now I am leaning towards them. I would really love if I could visit them officially."

The No. 4 team in the country has caught the attention of multitalented athlete and said that coach Eddie Williamson is his recruiting contact. Jones is hoping to reel in an offer from the Horned Frogs, which already has an Edna player on the roster, D.J. Yendrey.

"I want to send TCU, Baylor and Texas State a new video of my last two games," Jones said. "I hope that they will be impressed with it and I can get an offer. Most of these schools are recruiting me as an athlete. I would more than likely play defensive back which is fine with me."

Based on the numbers Jones has posted, surely it will catch the attention of someone across the country.

In the final regular season game against Cuero, Jones had 261 yards passing and 224 yards rushing. Against Luling in the bi-district round of the playoffs, Jones had 367 yards through the air with three touchdowns to an interception. On the ground, he rushed for 260 yards and five touchdowns. He also had and interception on defense. 

But a humbled Jones did not see these performances as anything out of the ordinary.

"In the playoff game against Cuero, I was kind of nervous. And in the first half, it was a lot of scoring," Jones said. "In the second half, we made adjustments on defense and came out with a 54-40 win. I had 367 yards passing and 260 rushing yards. I think I played OK."

Jones and the Edna team get ready to take on La Grange Saturday night at El Campo's Ricebird Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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