Texas head coach Charlie Strong on the sidelines during a 23-9 win against Kansas State at Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. (Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman/TNS)

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Why should Longhorn fans care about Brandon Jones’ national signing day decision?

Posted January 29th, 2016


On Thursday, ESPN released a statement that four Longhorn recruiting targets will be announcing their decisions on national signing day live on the ESPNU network.

One of the four potential signees is Brandon Jones, a four-star safety out of Nacogdoches. He’s listed by ESPN as the second-rated safety in the nation in the network’s top 300 list.

Why should Horns fans be watching his decision at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning?


His versatility:

Burnt Orange Nation says: “Jones is a key target at safety for the Longhorns in 2016 because of his coverage versatility and strong overall instincts.”

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Texas A&M head coach and multiple other staffers visited Jones this week.

On Thursday, Texas brought five coaches to pay him a visit.

His senior season highlights:


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