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Longhorns WR Chris Jones to transfer

Posted on: November 2, 2011 11:54 am
Edited on: November 2, 2011 11:54 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Texas announced on Wednesday that wide receiver Chris Jones has been released from his scholarship and plans to transfer. Jones came to Texas in 2010 as a 4-star recruit, but after redshirting the 2010 season he was yet to see the field in 2011.

“This was a very tough decision, but I want to get closer to home for personal reasons with my family,” said Jones in a release. “I love Texas, and I’ve been with these guys for two years, and we’re family, but things don’t always go according to the plan that you make. I’ll still text them, joke with them, talk to them and everything we do now.” 

“We appreciate everything Chris has done for the program,” head coach Mack Brown said. “He felt he needed to be closer to his family and we understand and respect that. We wish nothing but success for him in the future.”

It's not a huge blow to the Longhorns since Jones wasn't playing to begin with, but considering that Texas is still waiting for one of its receivers to step up and be a go-to guy, they now have one less option.

It isn't known where Jones will end up, but if he wants to be closer to home than Baylor -- which offered him a scholarship in high school -- is an option, or Jones could possibly join Garrett Gilbert at SMU.
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Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Longhorns WR Chris Jones to transfer

Mack Brown is the only one that promises the world to recruits?  I'm sure Mack Brown would play Chris Jones if he was one of top receivers.  Coaches are too competitive to let their best players sit for no reason!




Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:15 pm
 

Longhorns WR Chris Jones to transfer

Calling SMU a "BCS team" is a major stretch even if they join the Big East

Anticipating a promotion anytime now.   lol



Since: Nov 15, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:58 am
 

Longhorns WR Chris Jones to transfer

Can't blame the kid. Mack brown promises you the world when your recruited and then takes it all away. Been there done that.



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Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:33 am
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Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Longhorns WR Chris Jones to transfer

He should leave.Texas sux!!!!




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Longhorns WR Chris Jones to transfer

Couple Louisianna schools might fit - UL Monroe (Warhawks), etc.   If he can parlay his experience (?) as a Texas 4-Star recruit then SMU sounds like the best or maybe U North Texas



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Longhorns WR Chris Jones to transfer

GoState78: Even a bigger stretch, say, than calling Kansas a BCS team?



Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Longhorns WR Chris Jones to transfer

Calling SMU a "BCS team" is a major stretch even if they join the Big East.



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Longhorns WR Chris Jones to transfer

Interesting.  It told me three different times there was an error posting.  Then it shows up three different times.



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Longhorns WR Chris Jones to transfer

I had to look it up on the Texas roster.  Jones is from Daingerfield, TX which is not close to anything.  It is 135 miles east of Dallas, 57 miles west of Texarkana, and 33 miles southeast of Mount Vernon.  Mount Vernon is the birth place of Dandy Don Meredith who played quarterback for SMU and the Dallas Cowboys.  He also spent time as a TV analyst fighting with Howard Cosell on "Monday Night Football", and he sang "Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over" late in the 4th quarter every week.  Anyway, SMU would be the closest BCS team, and they do like to throw the ball a lot.  TCU would be second closest.


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