“I spoke with Mack Brown in his office at their junior day,” he said. “It means a lot to me. It’s a great honor. I’m grateful for the offer from Texas.”
Jones, who is 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, was blown away by his visit to Austin on Saturday and immediately moved Texas to his No. 1 school, just in front of Louisville. He also has offers from Louisiana-Monroe and Tulane.
“It was a great experience. I really liked the campus and getting to talk with the coaches. It was wonderful and everything I expected."
“I have done my research on them and am pretty cool with [tight ends] Coach [Bruce] Chambers," Jones said.
Tight end is a position of need in 2014 for Texas. The Longhorns only signed one in 2013 -- junior college transfer Geoff Swaim (Butte College) -- after longtime commitment Durham Smythe switched to Notre Dame late in the process.
Don’t expect the Longhorns to get a commitment from Jones anytime soon, though. He said he’d like to take his time with his recruitment.