Brandon Jones continues to be one of the most sought-after recruits in Texas.
The 6-foot, 190-pound safety from the 2016 class reported his latest offer Sunday afternoon from USC.
USC pushes Jones closer to 30 offers as the Trojans are the 28th team to extend one so far. Scout.com rates Jones as a four-star prospect and ranks him as the No. 1 safety in the country for the 2016 class. He's also ranked No. 25 overall nationally.soon. The Longhorns have not offered him yet.
A slew of other schools have already offered Jones: Baylor, Florida State, Houston, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Purdue, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Tulsa.
Jones, who started several games as a freshman in 2012, had a breakout sophomore campaign in 2013, when he had 95 tackles and five interceptions. He returned one pick for a touchdown and a punt return for a score.
Scout named Jones Midlands Region Co-Sophomore of the Year. He also earned multiple all-region honors for various media outlets, as well as his district's Newcomer of the Year honor.
Jones possesses very good skills as both a hitter and a coverage safety. He's not afraid to run the alleys, but also has the athleticism to be a serious playmaker in the deep portion of the field. Jones is also a special teams threat.
Jones will be part of a great secondary for Nacogdoches this fall. He joins 2015 four-star cornerback and Oklahoma State commit Jaylon Lane in the defensive backfield, as well as 2016 cornerback Corey Lane, who already holds an offer from Louisiana Tech.