February 8, 2009

TCU offers another athlete

If college football coaches want to find a sure fire D-1 prospect, he should head to the talent filled region of east Texas. Every year from class 5A down to 1A, the region produces prospects at every position in multiple numbers.

Of course bigger east Texas towns like Longview and Tyler have long been known to send players to the next level. Class 2A Tatum has become a hotbed the last decade, however one of the traditional powers has been doing it for years and that distinction belongs to Daingerfield.

The Tigers, who dropped down to 2A in 2008, demolished every opponent on their way to a 15-1 record and Class 2A Division II State Championship. One of the key cogs to the Tigers success was 2010 prospect Chris Jones. The 6-foot, 170-pound receiver who also boasts 4.4 speed, hauled in 42 catches for 1,046 yards and 12 scores landing him on the Texas Sportswriters Association second team All-State team and all-area.

Several schools have started to show the speedster interest and he already holds two offers from schools close to home.

"I have offers from TCU and Baylor," Jones said. "I've talked to Oklahoma but they haven't offered yet. I'm getting a lot of mail from Oklahoma and Missouri, they've been sending some stuff. Everyone is recruiting me as a receiver.

"TCU offered me a few weeks ago, coach Anderson is recruiting me."

Although Jones remains open to every school recruiting him, he did have some good things to say about the Frogs.

"I'm really not real familiar with TCU," he said. "But, they sound pretty good. I checked out their background and they have a good academic program and they're good in the sports program which is something I like. I would love to have a chance to help out with them. I know they were in the top ten this year."

The humble Jones says his best strength on the football field is his ability to catch the ball but gives credit to his teammates on his success.

"I would say catching the ball," Jones answered of his best strength. "I just do my part, but I can say without the help of my teammates I wouldn't be in the position I'm in now."

Jones says he won't rush into a decision on where he'll be going to college and likely won't decide well into in his senior season.

"I'm pretty much going to wait until my senior year to decide. I'm looking at academics and location."

Jones confirmed to Purplemenace.com that he will be at the TCU junior day in two weeks.

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