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5-star S Brandon Jones reacts to Texas visit

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The Longhorns may now be in the group of schools to close the gap on the Aggies.

Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones
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The Texas Longhorns hosted Nacogdoches safety Brandon Jones on Saturday and the visit apparently made a positive impact on the consensus five-star prospect:

Since it was the first visit to Austin in some time for the nation's top safety in the 247Sports Composite rankings, Texas had an opportunity to make up some significant ground on other programs.

Jones told SB Nation Recruiting back in March that Texas A&M was no longer his leader as he's taken other visits, including a trip to Tuscaloosa last summer. So the Aggies probably aren't the overwhelming favorite at this time that his 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions sitting at 95% in favor of Texas A&M would indicate. Alabama, Ohio State, Baylor, and LSU as schools that narrowed the gap on Texas A&M, according to Jones, but he didn't mention Texas until prompted.

As with many prospects in the 2016 class, Jones plans to take his recruitment into the fall and wants to take official visits to Ohio State and Oregon.

It's hard to say exactly where the Longhorns stand with the 5'11, 183-pounder, but his Saturday visit provides some cause for optimism. Jones is a key target at safety for the Longhorns in 2016 because of his coverage versatility and strong overall instincts.