Making an early decision can sometimes just open the door up for more pressure from college coaches to sway your commitment, but there is no changing for Texas commit Eddie Jones and his status with the Longhorns.
After pledging to the in-state school in early April, the pressure has somewhat dropped off. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Rivals100 defensive end has not received any phone calls and what mail he's received has not been looked at too much.
"It's been nice because I can just sit back, relax, and focus on finishing up school and my athletics," Jones said. "Baseball is heating up so I can focus on that now."
Jones and the Kilgore baseball team just brought home the area title for baseball and are patiently awaiting the next round. As a designated hitter, he's put together over 30 RBIs and five home runs.
Considering his athletic ability, it's not a surprise that he's doing this well. Jones explained that it has a lot to do with the entire team, not just his production.
"It's a lot of parts, not just one area or player," Jones said about his baseball team's winning ways. "We've been playing strong defense and strong offense the whole year."
On the football side of things, though he is still concentrating on the diamond, he's taking the time to keep in contact with his future college coaches.
"I haven't called anybody but I sent coach (Oscar) Giles and coach (Ken) Rucker an e-mail today," Jones said. "It's really been great because coach Giles reminds me of my father and has been through everything I have."
"Coach Giles is such a godly man so I know that we'll spend a lot of time at church as we would on the football field."
Jones said that because he knew where he wanted to go all along, it's no question just how solid he is with his pick.
"Even though I committed early, my deal is different," he said. "I knew what I could do when I got to Texas and that's make a big impact on the football team. My family is real excited and the only thing they have to worry about is coming down for a couple of games."