Spring Watch: Lenoy Jones Jr.

Waco (Texas) Midway linebacker Lenoy Jones Jr. is coming off a strong junior season and is hearing from a few programs...

Last fall, Waco (Texas) Midway linebacker Lenoy Jones Jr. played his first season at inside linebacker and found success at the position.

"I think my junior season went pretty well. I had 162 tackles, so it was a pretty good real first season of playing that position. I think I most improved in staying focused for the whole game and playing faster," he said.

The 6-foot, 215-pound Jones, who throws shot put for the track team, caught the attention of a few college programs, who are recruiting him as an inside backer.

"Recruiting has been going well. I've been getting some interest from Houston, SMU, Baylor, Cincinnati, and Vanderbilt, schools like that," he said.

The athlete has also had the chance to check out a few programs.

"I went to Baylor and Texas State junior days and Houston is supposed to invite me to theirs soon," he said.

Jones, who is being recruited by Bears safeties coach Brian Norwood, says he really enjoyed his time on campus.

"I think Baylor was a good because it had a small group of kids that they were looking at, so I felt like they liked me more," he said.

He has ties to another in-state program, as his father used to play ball for TCU, and is hoping to hear more from the Frogs.

"Clay Jennings was our recruiting coordinator, so I haven't talked to them since he left for Arkansas. But it's definitely a school I am interested in," he said.

Two other Big 12 schools of interest for Jones? Oklahoma and Texas Tech.

"I like their programs and I think I fit their mode of defense, playing physical and fast. They love to hit and I love to hit, too. I just thing I fit there," he said.

Next up for the athlete is the Nike Football Training Camp in Dallas in April.

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