Brandon Jones Gets Three Offers

2016 S Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones continues to be one of the most popular 2016 recruits you can find. The standout safety picked up three new offers Wednesday.

Nacogdoches (Texas) High School has been a popular destination for college football programs lately.

Cornerback Jaylon Lane is a 2015 prospect who has almost three dozen offers. But in the 2016 class, the Dragons have four-star safety Brandon Jones, who picked up three new offers Wednesday to give him 18 total.

Jones reported his first offer of the day just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from Purdue. In less than 10 minutes, his second offer arrived from reigning Big Ten champion Michigan State.

Jones' third offer came Wednesday night, when he tweeted the news of a Louisville offer, putting him two offers away from the 20 plateau.

Jones' previous 15 offers came from the following schools: Arizona State, Baylor, Florida State, Houston, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Washington State.

The 6-foot, 190-pound Jones recently became an early Scout.com four-star prospect for the 2016 class. He's expected to be among the top five or 10 recruits in the state of Texas in that class.

Jones' combination of size, speed, overall athleticism, and overt physicality make him an elite safety prospect. He finished the 2013 season with 95 tackles and five interceptions, one of which he returned more than 90 yards to clinch an upset victory against Lufkin, which had not lost to Nacogdoches since 1992.

Jones also returned two punts for touchdowns and should be considered a serious special teams weapon as a return threat for potential college suitors. He helped Nacogdoches finish 7-4 in 2013, which ended in a first-round playoff appearance.

Jones joins the aforementioned Lane and 2016 cornerback Corey Lane -- the younger brother of Jaylon Lane -- in Nacogdoches' secondary this fall. That should make the Dragons' defensive backs among the best in the East Texas region.

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