SAN ANTONIO — Texas defensive tackle commitment Andre Jones talks about facing future teammate Tray…
IT: How do you feel you practiced today? Andre Jones: It went better than Monday's practice, because that was my first day in a while since I'd been on the field. IT: That's interesting, because everybody thought you had a rather impressive practice yesterday. Jones: Today was really my best so far. I think tomorrow will be better. Everyday I'm trying to get better. IT: What Texas commitments did you face the most today? Jones: I had a lot of Michael Huey and Tray Allen. I'm always trying to line up against them. IT: How is Huey playing? Jones: He's doing good. We both had our good plays and bad ones. Monday he had me on the zone step blocking. Today I did a little better on that zone stepping with him. IT: Yesterday, you said the matchup between you and him was even, but he said you won the battle. Who won it today? Jones: I have to give it to myself, because I improved on that zone step. Yesterday, he had me looking awful out there on that zone step. Today, I adjusted. I was a little lighter in my stance so I could run sideline-to-sideline a little better. IT: Do you get to work inside like you prefer or did you have to do more outside work? Jones: I was mixing it up. Everybody on the offensive line is talking about how I love the inside so everybody knows I'm looking at the inside first. I tried to give the inside move and then cut it back outside. I mixed it up like that. IT: What are your strengths as a football player? Jones: I would like to say my pass rush. It's pretty good, but I think my run stopping is up there. I can stop the run. That's the biggest thing I can do. IT: In what areas do you need improvement? Jones: My quickness. Just my pass rush really. I didn't like that today. I was ripping and I couldn't get to the quarterback. That's all, just my pass rush and the double teams too. With the nose guard, it's kind of difficult with a double team. IT: What are your expectations for your freshman year at Texas? Jones: I think I can go in there and earn some playing time early. I want to get on the field and help out the defensive line as much as I can. If that's a lot or if it's little, that's OK with me. IT: How'd you fare today during the short passes to the end zone for the offensive and defensive linemen? Jones: I did pretty good. I got a touchdown pass on a little fade. I got one. IT: What do you plan to major in at Texas? Jones: I'm thinking about business, marketing and entrepreneur programs I want to get into. IT: What do you plan to do with that degree someday? Jones: Open up a furniture manufacturing plant. My auntie, she runs one and I want to do the same.
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