2008 Freshman Scouting Report: Trevius Jones

BigPurpleNation.com Staff Writer
Posted Jul 11, 2008


Continuing with our series of scouting reports on TCU's incoming freshmen, BigPurpleNation.com takes a look at offensive tackle Trevius Jones.

Trevius Jones is one of the top players in TCU's 2008 recruiting class.

In fact, many top talent-evaluators feel that Jones and defensive end Jeremy Coleman will prove to be the two best players in the Horned Frogs' 2008 class.

While that remains to be seen of course, there is no doubt that Jones has the physical attributes and football skills to excel in college football as an offensive lineman.

A 6-5, 300-pounder, Jones has great speed, footwork, and mobility for a guy his size, skills that he flashed on a regular basis while starring for Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas.

Lee High's coach, Mike Owens, offered the following assessment of his former star player, "Trevius is a great kid and a great athlete. He has great footwork and he can really run. And he's a hard worker too. Those are the things that make him better than other players."

"He's also a very versatile player," Owens continued, "He could play any of the five offensive line positions at TCU and play them well."

His old coach is right about that. Jones' agility and mobility give him a good chance of eventually excelling at TCU, regardless of which offensive line position he plays.

Jones' run-blocking and pass-protection skills and technique are solid and he's a physical football player, both at the line of scrimmage and downfield as well.

A competitive spirit can be seen in Jones' playing style and he's been known to flash a bit of a mean streak on occasion - both good qualities for an offensive lineman to have.

The TCU coaches weren't the only ones impressed by the big offensive tackle either. Jones chose TCU after receiving interest from Nebraska, Colorado, and Texas Tech among others.

TCU fans are going to be glad he did.


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