Sunday, March 3, 2013
Texas QB Jeremy Jones talks TAMU
By Sam Khan Jr.
One Texas quarterback who has seen his interest from colleges rise in the last month is San Antonio East Central's Jeremy Jones.
The 2014 signal-caller is still seeking his first offer, but has taken in a couple of junior days and plans to hit more schools in the coming weeks and months.
On Saturday, he took in College Station, Texas, for Texas A&M's second junior day of the year.
"Everything was first class," Jones said. "Everything was just real nice. I liked the facilities, and the [indoor] practice facility was real nice."
Jones, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound quarterback, got an invitation to the junior day from new Texas A&M quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital. He was one of a pair of quarterbacks in attendance, with Spring (Texas) High School's Darius Lee-Campbell being the other.
Both had a chance to sit and watch video with Spavital, who was previously at West Virginia.
"It was pretty nice," Jones said. "Me and Darius, we watched film of the offense. [Spavital] was at West Virginia, and he was breaking it down for us that it was pretty much the same thing that they're doing at A&M. He said it's the easiest job transition he has ever made. It was cool to see their offense. The quarterback has a lot of leniency."
In addition to Texas A&M, Jones has interest from Baylor, LSU, Rice, Rutgers and UTSA. He attended an LSU junior day in recent weeks and plans to make trips to Baylor and Rice in March and to UTSA at some point in the spring.
On Saturday, Jones learned about the academic side of Texas A&M and where it fits into the SEC and also met head coach Kevin Sumlin, who broke down how the Aggies view Jones' currently.
Sumlin informed Jones that, while they're not offering him right now, they want to get a closer look at him during his spring practice at East Central. Jones had a positive impression of Sumlin upon meeting him.
"He's a pretty laid-back guy," Jones said. "It seems like they let the players have fun a lot, but they also know their limits, if that makes sense.
"He was telling me that two positions that they're really picky about are quarterback and kicker, because those are the two positions that can basically win or lose a game for you. He said I looked real good on film but they want to see me in person."