Garland, Texas, teammates Antonio Davis and Bryan Jones took one official visit and decided they would be headed to the same college to continue their careers.
“They have both committed to Louisiana-Monroe,” Garland coach Jeff Jordan said. “They visited down there three weeks ago and came back and told me they were going to go there.”
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Davis was recruited as a running back. Jones, who stands 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, plays both defensive end and tight end for the Owls. He was recruited for the defensive side of the ball at Monroe.
“Antonio started the year with a pulled hamstring,” Jordan said. “He played on it, but really was off to a slow start. He kept tweaking it and we finally sat him down. He missed three games and we got him back in action last week. He ran for 113 yards last week against Rowlette.”
Jones has been one of the Garland defense’s most reliable players this season.
“Bryan is doing really well for us,” Jordan said. “He has been one of the steadiest guys we have had on the field. You know where he is going to be and he’s there.”
Davis had interest early on from colleges, but that interest disappeared as the hamstring injury kept schools from seeing his ability.
Jones chose Monroe over interest from Tulsa and a few other schools. Jones will enroll at Monroe in January, following his December graduation from high school.