Nacogdoches safety Brandon Jones said he was going to stay in state and choose between Texas, Texas A&M and Baylor.
In the end, USA Today’s Texas defensive player of the year decided to become a Longhorn.
“They’ve been there with me from the get-go and just really straight up forward and really honest about everything,” Jones said during his nationally-televised announcement on ESPNU. “They’ve just been there for me and my family. They’re not just worried about football. They want to make me a better man.”
Jones, a 4-star recruit considered the nation’s No. 1 safety, announced his final decision early Wednesday just as national signing day was getting underway.
Jones met with both Texas coach Charlie Strong and Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin in late January. He visited Baylor last weekend.
After the announcement, former Texas coach Mack Brown was asked whether this is turning into a good day for Charlie Strong. “Think it’s already been a good day,” Brown said.
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