Yet another out-of-state talent is now on the Texas Longhorns’ radar.
On Thursday night, the ‘Horns put on offer on the table for Northwest (Miss.) Rankin safety Jarrian Jones, he announced on Twitter.
Blessed to say I have received an offer from the University of Texas pic.twitter.com/8GNDxE0LxO— Jarrian Jones (@7reasons1k) March 16, 2018
A coveted three-star prospect with 25 total offers to date, Jones also holds invitations from Oklahoma, LSU, Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn, Georgia and Michigan, among others.
Of that bunch, Ed Orgeron and LSU are now the frontrunners following his recent Junior Day visit to Baton Rouge, Jones told 247Sports.
Along with LSU, Mississippi State, Auburn and Oklahoma are making impacts in Jones’ recruitment, with the latter scheduled to receive an official visit on April 14. Bearing that in mind, Texas jumping into the mix late means the Longhorns will have to play-catch up and get Jones onto the Forty Acres in the relatively near future, as he’s scheduled to announce his commitment on May 8.
A 6’1, 185-pound prospect, Jones becomes the sixth out-of-state safety to pick up a Texas offer this cycle.
Jones is ranked as the nation’s No. 498 player, No. 36 safety and the No. 16 player in Mississippi, per the 247Sports Composite.