It’s something LonghornDigest.com hinted to earlier this week, but now it’s official. Austin high wide receiver Cayleb Jones is a Texas Longhorn.
Jones posting on his Facebook page earlier this afternoon, “I committed to the Texas Longhorns, Hook’em Horns.”
Missing two games due to injury last season, Jones still managed 62 catches for 797 yards and five-touchdowns in 2010.
Considered a strong Texas lean, he had told Scout.com in previous weeks he would not be committing anytime soon, but the Longhorns 2nd junior day must have been too much for the talented 4-star receiver.
The 6-foot-2 and 185-pound wide receiver has received offers from Oklahoma, Baylor, Miami, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Notre Dame, among others.
Texas now has 13 commitments overall and it’s just February, meaning there won’t be many more commitments over the next couple of months. LonghornDigest.com is projecting Texas will only take 17 to 19 total players in the 2012 recruiting class.
Jones has been a frequent visitor to Texas over the years, and was considered almost a must get due to him being in the Longhorns backyard. A few weeks ago, he ranked No.3 in LonghornDigest.com’s Top Ten Players in the state list.
Jones is as fearless a wide receiver going over the middle as any in the country. He has sticky hands and is capable of making highlight reel catches on balls thrown high. He elevates well and is spectacular at making the tough catch in traffic. He plays bigger and stronger than his listed 6'2/185, partly because how big a target he becomes leaping for passes. Is good enough at safety he could stay there if he was needed - Scott Kennedy, Director of Scouting for Scout.com.
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