Texas head coach Tom Herman celebrates senior day during a Big 12 Conference football game at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

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JUCO product Jacoby Jones adds instant help at defensive end for Longhorns

Posted November 21st, 2018


Tom Herman and his staff added instant help along the defensive line in the 2019 class when three-star JUCO defensive end Jacoby Jones picked the Longhorns after a visit to Texas for the Iowa State win. Jones was committed to Oklahoma until Nov. 13. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound edge rusher is the fourth defensive end pledge for the Longhorns and the second this week, joining three-star Myron Warren.


Jones is the No. 1-ranked strong side defensive end in the JUCO ranks, and the No. 26-ranked overall JUCO product in the 2019 class. He held 17 offers. Texas loses all three starters from its defensive line after the season and Jones is more physically prepared to offer consistent snaps than the three other prep prospects.


Jones is the 22nd pledge in the 2019 recruiting class that ranks seventh nationally and first in the Big 12. Expect the Longhorns to close shop at defensive end with the commitment of Jones as the staff focuses on finishing the class with offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin, five-star athlete Bru McCoy and four-star running back Noah Cain.

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

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