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Meet the Longhorns: JUCO defensive end Jacoby Jones should contribute immediately

Posted December 19th, 2018


Jacoby Jones, defensive end, Butler C.C. (Kans.)

FYI: 6-4/250; 3 stars; No. 27-ranked JUCO prospect

Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A


Committed: Nov. 11

Scouting report: Jones was a one-time Oklahoma commitment and should provide Texas with immediate depth at the defensive end position, which is important considering the Longhorns are set to lose Charles Omenihu and Breckyn Hager. Jones will push the unproven players on the roster for snaps because he’s physically more mature as a JUCO product than the guys coming from the prep ranks.

Jones is a big-bodied defensive end with the athleticism to get after the quarterback. He recorded 21 tackles, four tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks as a freshman at Butler C.C. The Missouri-native is strong off the edge and is powerful enough to handle double teams at the point of attack. He’s strong against the run and the Longhorns need big, powerful defensive ends to replace the three starters set to run out of eligibility after the 2018 season.  

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2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge4May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26
Myron WarrenDEMany (La.)3Nov. 19
Jacoby JonesDEButler C.C.3Nov. 21
Caleb JohnsonOLBFullerton College (Calif.)3Dec. 17
Kennedy LewisWRMelissa3Dec. 18
Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles4Dec. 21
Bru McCoyATHMater Dei (Calif.)5Jan. 25