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Seals-Jones is Just Getting Started
At 6-foot-6, 195 pounds, Ricky Seals-Jones brings a rare blend of size and athleticism to the football field. His play as a sophomore has already earned him five-star status on Scout.com's 2013 Top 100 list. This year he is playing an even more important role. He rarely leaves the field, playing both ways at quarterback and safety. He has helped lead the Tigers to a 7-2 record and his biggest game of the year may have been in his last game. An 18-13 win over I-36 rival Belleville. In the game, Seals-Jones almost literally never left the field and scored two-touchdowns, including the game winner on a high pressure pass late in the fourth quarter. "It was great," Seals-Jones said of the win. "It was a struggle right at first because we had four members of our o-line out with injuries, so we had a whole new front-line that had to step up and play and they really did a great job. I just want to thank them for the protection in the run game and the ability to pass to my receivers." The first thing you notice when walking in to Tiger Stadium is that Sealy High is the "Home of Eric Dickerson". 'RS-J' just happens to be Dickerson's nephew and he draws a lot of inspiration from what the Hall of Famer has accomplished. He also does not hesitate to ask him for any advice. "That means it shows you that you can make it," Seals-Jones said as he looked at Dickerson's sign that sits over the entrance to the field house. "It just shows that you can make it and you can do great things in a small tow or if you are from a small community. So it just shows that if you work hard and get your grades you can go anywhere." "We talk almost twice a week or whenever he is not busy and he tells me to just keep playing, keep my head up, and when you get down or the team gets down to think positive and don't let the negative things get you down." "When I talk to him it is just great, he gives me a lot of encouragement and tools that will help me in life," Seals-Jones continued. Schools are already starting to line up for his signature and his current wish-list is littered with top-ranked programs. "Texas Tech, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, LSU, just most of all the schools around here and I like some of the out of state schools as well (Alabama, Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon). The recruiting process is just so much and it is just starting. It just hits you real quick." The only school that the big athlete has been able to visit is Texas and he enjoyed getting the chance to see the school and work out with the Longhorn staff during a summer camp session. "It was fun," RS-J began. "They showed me around. We had a great time doing the drills and when we were doing the drills it was some solid competition, so it was just great to be out there and working out. He was disappointed that he was unable to attend a camp session at Texas A&M, but has plans to see as many schools as possible in the off-season. "This summer I will be looking forward to going to a lot of camps." On Saturday, Seals-Jones was back in Austin on an unofficial visit to see the Horns knock off KU 43-0.
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