The No. 6 player in the class of 2016 out of Irving MacArthur High School, Andrew Jones, has officially announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns.
Jones is ranked at #6 on our list of players out of the 2016 class and during the last few months was deciding between Arizona, Louisville, Baylor and Texas. He was in attendance for the Horns’ huge win over North Carolina this past Saturday night and was sitting just a few seats above the bench as Frank Erwin Center erupted after the buzzer-beater victory. Jones had taken his official visit earlier that day.
Austin is just a 3-hour drive from Irving and Jones has expressed that being close to family was important. He already made official visits to both Louisville and Arizona during the past few months but was still possibly going to visit Kansas when he announced his commitment. Louisville coaches were in attendance for one of his high school games about a week ago and were rumored to be visiting him again as soon as tomorrow.
The 6’4 combo guard exploded onto the scene last summer and jumped to #35 on ESPN’s national 2016 list to start the season. He is an impressive shooter and incredible athlete, known for highlight-reel dunks, and has an outside chance at making the McDonalds’ All-American game. His speed and consistency will match perfectly with Shaka Smart’s offense at Texas and he will most likely see playing time early. This is a huge recruiting win for the Horns, who were struggling up to this point with in-state talent.