After making the championship game last year, Jones has a couple of big holes to replace — most notably at quarterback and at their top wide receiver spot, where Michael Lowe and Tylor Seabolt were one of the top duos in any class last year.
The Longhorns, though, got a big boost in January when David Cornwell, who will be a junior this year, moved to Jones.
The 6-foot-5 Cornwell has yet to play varsity football, having bounced from Nebraska to Florida as a homeschooler recently.
But in recruiting circles, Cornwell is already drawing plenty of attention, including an offer from Indiana.
“There's no doubt with his frame, he passes the eye test,” Jones coach Dave Martin said. “There's no doubt he's got some really good skill sets, he's just getting down with what we do offensively. We're trying to be patient with him and keep him patient with himself.”
Martin also said there has been progress is filling the void left by Seabolt.
“Randall Case did a nice job for us last year but was overshadowed at times by Seabolt,” Martin said. “He's done a great job getting prepared to be that No. 1 guy.”
ALL-STATE GAMES IN TULSA THROUGH 2014
The Oklahoma Coaches Association has agreed to a two-year contract to keep the All-State Games in Tulsa through 2014.
This year marks four straight years the games have been in Tulsa, ending a the usual string of a two-year rotation between Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
The proximity of the hotels used for the OCA Clinic and the Oral Roberts University dorms where All-State athletes are housed played a big factor in the decision.
The Oral Roberts athletic facilities, which are used to host multiple All-State competitions, are also nearby. OCA executive director Milt Bassett also noted the hotel rates as a deciding factor.
“The hotels and ORU have been so good to us,” Bassett told the Tulsa World. “Until the people in downtown Oklahoma City decide to do something about the hotel rates, we'll stay in Tulsa. We're going to take the best deal, and right now the best deal is in Tulsa.”
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