Word was flying around the media in Tulsa that Arkansas and Tennessee had stepped to the plate with scholarship offers for four-star athlete Felix Jones. One problem, though, the offers were news to Jones.
“You serious,” Jones said when asked about the reported offers. “Maybe it’s something my coaches haven’t told me about yet. But if they’ve offered me that would be news, so I guess until I hear it from them, I don’t know what to expect.”
What he is hearing is plenty of love from Texas A&M and Tennessee (offer or not). Jones is scheduled to visit A&M this weekend and is also set to visit Tennessee on January 14. He’s not sure what other schools he’s going to visit, but Oklahoma State and Kansas have also been by the school to visit with him recently.
“I think Oklahoma State is a place I’ll visit, too,” he said. “They’re talking more serious about me now. Kansas came out to watch me practice, that was cool.”
But A&M assistant Chris Thurmond has made a big impression on Jones and his family.
“A&M came by the house to talk to my parents,” Jones said. “He talked to me about what they would do with me, what team they would be with me back there in the backfield. Coach Thurmond is a really cool guy. I could play for a coach like that.”
Nebraska is one team that Jones had been linked with for quite some time, but he said he’s not heard form the Huskers in almost three weeks.
“I’ve not talked to coach Blake,” Jones said. “I’d like to check them out still, but maybe they’ve cooled on me some.”
Jones is ranked as the nation’s No. 18 athlete and a four-star player.