Hezekiah Jones on moving from Baylor to Texas A&M Hezekiah Jones on moving from Baylor to Texas A&M

Recruit Diaries Hezekiah Jones on moving from Baylor to Texas A&M

By is a partner of USA TODAY High School Sports. This entry features Hezekiah Jones from Stafford High in Texas. Jones is ranked as the No. 18 wide receiver in the Class of 2017 by the 247Sports Composite.

Hezekiah Jones (Photo: 247Sports)

Hezekiah Jones (Photo: 247Sports)

What is up everybody? Hezekiah Jones here, happy to be back writing my newest RecruitDiary. It has been a long time since I last updated you on my offseason plans, and if you did not know, A LOT has happened. Also, my senior season is underway and I could not be more excited about it, so let’s get to it.

In case you have not heard, I decommitted from Baylor in May after Coach Art Briles left the school, and in July, I committed to Texas A&M. In my first two diaries, I talked about how I could not wait to play for Baylor and tear it up, and how they were the real WRU. However, life happens and things change, and now I cannot wait to play for A&M.

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I want to be clear, though: I have not lost any respect for BU and the coaching staff. They are still a great program that produces great WRs, and I wish the best of luck to Coach Kendal Briles and Coach Tate Wallis, but I had to do what I felt was right for me and my family.

After I decommitted, I had to step back and take a deep breath. There were so many emotions going through my head. For a long time, I thought I would be taking my talents to Waco; decommitting was the hardest decision I have had to make. It is hard not to think about the impact that my decision had on others, but at the end of the day, I had to do what was best for my family and myself. I took a two week break from recruiting just to clear my head and refocus. After that, I started to think about which schools I would best fit into.


My goal for my time at Texas A&M is to win, plain and simple. It does not matter how we get it done, I just want to win. I cannot wait to get out there and ball with my bros Kellen Mond and Camron Buckley.

As for visits, I have two officials coming up. I will be at Notre Dame on Saturday for their game against Michigan State, and then I will be at A&M for their game against Tennessee on October 8th. Even though I am fully committed to A&M, I still want to experience other programs and learn about them.

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