Joseph Jones, the 6-foot-9, 250-pound center / power forward from Normangee High School in Normangee, TX., has given a commitment to Texas A&M. The big fella was scheduled to visit Kansas during the weekend of their Midnight Madness, but ultimately decided that Texas A&M was the best fit.
“Yes, Joseph has given a commitment to Texas A&M,” Normangee High School head coach Alan Andrus said. “Everything was pretty much finalized this past weekend. He was supposed to visit Kansas in October, but he decided Texas A&M was the place he wanted to play.
“You see, Joseph really wanted to play in the Big 12, so it really didn’t matter what school he attended,” he added. “But I think he really loved everything about A&M. The coaching staff sees him coming in and playing the power forward and center positions. It is really a good deal for Joseph.”
There was a time when it looked like Jones would wait until he returned from his Kansas visit before making a decision, but there was no need. The coaching staff at Texas A&M had been showing a great deal of interest in Jones for a long period. When it was time for Jones to make a decision, he knew that A&M had been recruiting him from the very beginning.
Rivals.com ranks Jones No. 113 on the Rivals150 list and the 13th best center in the class of 2004.