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Key JUCO DE target Jacoby Jones commits to Texas

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The Horns closed this week with both defensive ends who were on campus for the Iowa State game.

Jacoby Jones
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Just days after visiting Austin for the victory over the Iowa State Cyclones, Butler CC defensive end Jacoby Jones ended his recruitment on Wednesday evening by committing to the Texas Longhorns:

The 6’4, 250-pounder surfaced on the recruiting radar when he took a visit to the Forty Acres in late May, a visit that ultimately produced an offer.

However, Jones committed to Oklahoma during September, a decision that seemingly eliminated Texas from contention. The Longhorns staff didn’t give up, though, and Jones re-opened his recruitment a little more than a week ago.

When Jones visited Austin for a second time, Texas seemingly took a clear lead in his recruitment. And, indeed, that was the case, as Jones only needed a few days to become the 22nd member of #fUTure19.

A consensus three-star prospect, Jones ranks as the No. 26 junior college product nationally and the No. 1 strong-side defensive end, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Jones is the second commitment for position coach Oscar Giles this week, as Many (La.) product Myron, who also visited last weekend, committed on Monday. Giles now holds pledges from three defensive ends in the 2019 cycle, as well as Richmond George Ranch’s Peter Mpagi, who projects as a B-backer when he arrives on campus.

Overall, the class ranks No. 7 nationally, just behind Clemson and LSU, and No. 1 in the Big 12, according to the 247Sports Composite team rankings.