Sometimes when an athlete plays multiple positions it can be difficult for him recruiting because of what is needed by particular teams. But that is not the case with Marshall (TX) athlete Darius Jones.
He has plenty of big schools in his extensive offer list and has not narrowed them down yet. And it seems like there is no leader.
"Not really. Right now I have no favorites and I am wide open," Jones said.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Jones has managed to pull in offers from some powerhouse programs like Oklahoma, LSU, Texas Tech, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Houston, Oklahoma State, and Louisiana Tech.
Though he was quite surprised to see how much he was being recruited, some of the schools that have offered have left him nearly speechless.
"With LSU and Oklahoma it was surprising to me because I did not think I would get offered," Jones said. "I was like, ‘Who, this is big.'"
As far as things with Oklahoma, Jones reflects back to the day he talked with coach Josh Heupel and got the good news.
"He (Heupel) was calling to let me know they were offering and soon enough the offer came by mail," Jones said. "During the call, he was telling me how they could use me on the defensive side of the ball. He said I would be a valuable asset to the team."
According to Jones, Oklahoma is recruiting him as an athlete. As for Jones, works out okay for him because he can make plays on either side of the ball.
"I don't have a problem not knowing what position I am going to play," Jones said. "I think of myself as a versatile player who can play multiple positions. I enjoy playing wide receiver, but I feel I am a better at corner back. I am just a reliable guy on the field."
Early playing time is something Jones is looking forward to, but is not a deal breaker. He said with all of the great schools that are recruiting him, the surrounding community could play a big role in his final decision.
He plans to attend a few camps, including Oklahoma, LSU, and Texas A&M. Offensively, Jones accounted for nearly 1,600 yards of total offense and 12 touchdowns. On defense, he recalled having about 50 tackles and an interception.
One month ago, Marshall High school athlete Darius Jones had Texas A&M at the top of his college…