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Monday, February 25, 2013
Texas offers Louisiana tight end

By William Wilkerson

The Texas Longhorns continue to make strong impressions on the state of Louisiana, in particularly in New Orleans, with yet another offer to a 2014 prospect from the area.

Tight end Anthony Jones (New Orleans/Edna Karr) told HornsNation that he was offered at junior day. He is the first tight end to receive an offer from the Longhorns for the Class of 2014.

“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."

Jones is the third prospect from New Orleans to tell HornsNation that the Longhorns are their No. 1 school. Defensive back Jermaine Roberts and offensive lineman Joseph Paul, both from St. Augustine High School, said the same thing Saturday.

“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.