It has been less than a week since National Signing Day and colleges have already turned their eyes to the class of 2012. Many schools across the state of Texas and the Big 12 region have even already held junior days to try and get a leg up on the competition.
One prospect that has seen attention increase as of late is Mesquite (Texas) West Mesquite cornerback Cranston Jones. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound junior is already on the radar of his fair share of colleges.
"I've been hearing from Houston, Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and SMU," Jones said.
In fact, Jones has already picked up offers from two in-state programs.
"I have two offers," he said. "Houston and Baylor, they both offered me. My DB coach told me that they had offered. They came to the school and talked to the coaches about me and watched my highlight tape."
Jones, who played this past season at Dallas Lincoln prior to transferring this semester, has not made a campus visit to Houston but he been to Baylor recently. He had a chance to go to Waco with teammates Desmine Hilliard and Devante Davis.
"I actually went down to Baylor and met the coaches," he said. "I went down there back in December, right before their bowl game. I went with my coach and a few other players that were committed to Baylor. It was nice down there. I liked the coaches and the facilities."
The talented defender does not have any junior day visits planned for this semester.
"I plan to take my visits my senior year," Jones said. "I'm really going to concentrate on all of this then."
As far as favorites, Jones says it is too early to name any.
"Nobody is standing out to me yet," he said. "I'm kind of looking at all the schools."