Is he committed to West Virginia or is he looking around?
Broderic Jones, the four-star receiver from Ennis, Texas, has been playing both sides of the recruiting fence. He has been quoted by the West Virginia media, saying he remains committed to the Mountaineers, while he is telling others in Texas that he is no longer considering WVU.
So which is it?
“I just don’t know,” Jones confessed. “I consider myself still open. I don’t feel like I’m committed. West Virginia is just so far away from home. I mean I like their offense and their coaches a ton, but I like the offense and coaches at the schools around here, too.”
Those schools “around here” include Arkansas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Texas and LSU. The Razorbacks even have an official visit set with Jones for Nov. 18.
Jones was scheduled to make an official visit to WVU earlier this month, but could not make it because he did not have a college board score on file with the NCAA clearinghouse. He says he still plans to visit Morgantown but has yet to re-schedule the date.
Arkansas, West Virginia, Tulane and Tulsa have offered scholarships, while Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma and LSU are continuing to call him weekly.
Texas A&M is a new team on his list. He likes the way the Aggies are throwing the ball this season.
“They’re really throwing it a lot,” he said of the Aggies. “I think I could fit in there with the way they’re throwing it now.”
Jones originally pledged to WVU in the summer. WVU has been extremely active in the state of Texas this year. An assistant on the Mountaineer staff is Todd Graham, who joined Rich Rodriguez’s staff after a stint as head coach at Allen High School in suburban Dallas.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Jones has made 35 catches for 600 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.