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Things changing for four-star Jones

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The recruiting process can wear on top prospects like Rivals100 defensive end Richetti Jones. Though the nation's No. 3 strongside defensive end is not going to speed up the process because of it, he has said that it's getting a little hectic even over the summer.
The 6-foot-3, 234-pound four-star prospect does have a top five out in the open and says that he'd like to make his decision sometime during the season. One school has been putting on the full court press and appear to be a program that he likes quite a bit.
"Oklahoma State has been on me hard," Jones said. "I've been to their campus so many times, they've got some friends that are up there, and they've got the upper hand when it comes to recruiting me harder than others. They're in my top five and so is Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Florida."
Jones and his step-brother, Larry Rosebud, have been discussing going to the same school on and off since the recruiting process started. Jones seems to be getting more serious about going with his brother.
Two schools Baylor and Florida have offered both, and it appears that the Gators are in good position with both prospects.
"Florida is the only one that's offered the both of us that we've really been talking about a lot," Jones said. "It's hard for me, because I've got a lot of offers from everybody. I'm not saying for sure, but if he went to a school like Florida, there is a good chance I might go.
"It would be a big possibility."
Jones, who had Texas as his long-time leader, denies that the Horns are out in front for his services. He says that his top five is even and not a final list.
"I'm not going to narrow it down to five and then three and all of that stuff," Jones said. "I'm just going to pick a school when I'm ready. I will say I'm finally getting tired of the recruiting process. It's just all the text messages and everything. That's not going to rush my decision, but it may make me say that I don't want to be bothered right now to stop all of that."
A trip to Texas A&M was in the works for Jones this weekend, but it looks like that won't happen because of scheduling conflicts. He went to Baylor a few weeks ago and was shown around the campus by some of the Bears coaching staff.
"I don't know when my next visit will be," he said. "It may not be until some official visits this fall."
Jones is rated as the No. 8 overall prospect in the state of Texas and the No. 40 overall prospect in the Rivals100.
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