One of the top prospects in a loaded 2015 running back class in the state of Texas narrowed his list of schools to eight Monday night.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Jones holds more than two dozen offers from high-major programs from across the nation. Baylor, which got its first running back commitment of the 2015 class Saturday from four-star prospect JaMycal Hasty, is the only in-state team Jones listed, despite Jones having offers from TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech. Texas A&M already has two running back pledges from Rodney Anderson and Jay Bradford, while Texas has one from Jordan Stevenson and Texas Tech has one from Corey Dauphine.
Scout.com ranks Jones as the nation's No. 10 running back in the 2015 class and the No. 16 overall player in the state. Jones is third among backs in Texas behind Sotonye Jamabo (No. 7 overall) and Chris Warren (No. 15). The 2015 running back class in the state is considered extremely deep and talented.
Jones, whose sister attends Oklahoma State, had a monster junior season this past fall, rushing for 2,406 yards and 39 touchdowns in 9.9 yards per carry.
Jones is a home run-hitting tailback with a slashing style. He has drawn comparisons to former Texas running back and Kansas City Chiefs star Jamaal Charles. Jones can stop-and-go with ease, planting and cutting to hit top speed in just a few strides.
Scout.com national analyst Greg Powers had this to say about the talented running back: "Jones has that quick-twitch ability. He can dash in and out of holes, while never seeming to lose the ability to advance the football. His cutting ability, as well as lateral explosiveness, make him very elusive in the open field. He has legit speed allowing him to outrun defensive backs once he gets into the secondary."
There's no doubt that the fans of the eight schools Jones announced Monday are fired up knowing that this talented, big-play ball carrier is considering their schools.