Last year about this time a player from Tulsa, Okla., began to move his way up the recruiting charts. That player was Prentis Elliot. The class of 2005 version of the player from Tulsa moving up the charts is Felix Jones of Tulsa Booker T. Washington.
Jones, a 5-foot-11, 197-pound two-star athlete (for now), has rushed for 15 touchdowns this season and helped his team to a top five ranking in the state. He’s been almost impossible to stop and along the way is moving up the list for college coaches.
“I’ve been getting a lot of calls,” Jones said. “Texas A&M is still the only one that has sent me a written offer. But I’ve also been talking to Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Nebraska. I just got off the phone with coach Caldwell at Tennessee. I know that Rice and Arkansas are also calling me too.”
Jones, though, said he’s still pretty focused on his senior season.
“I want to get a ring,” he said. “That’s the biggest thing for me. Winning a state championship is my ultimate goal.”
Jones, who was injured part of his junior season with a broken ankle, said he feels like he’s just now hitting his stride.
“I say that I’ve improved a lot with my strength and speed,” he said. “My speed (4.4 in the 40-yard dash) has gotten a whole lot faster. And I’m also stronger and able to bounce off tackles more. It’s kind of fun to be able to run around people and when they try to tackle me, they bounce off.”