Ole Miss Offers Nacogdoches Teammates Brandon Jones + Jaylon Lane
Saturday was a big day for a pair of East Texas teammates. Nacogdoches 2015 cornerback Jaylon Lane and Dragons 2016 safety Brandon Jones each received an offer from Ole Miss.
For Lane, it was the first high-major Division I FBS offer. The 6-2, 175-pounder had previously been offered by Louisiana Tech and South Alabama. For Jones (6-0, 190), it was the sixth offer and second from the SEC. He also holds offers from Baylor, Florida State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
Lane and Jones became the second and third East Texans with an offer from Rebels, joining Gladewater 2015 defensive tackle and Texas A&M commit Daylon Mack.
Nacogdoches, which reached the playoffs for the first time since 2006 last season, could field one of the best secondaries and special teams units with both Lane and Jones in the fold this fall.
Lane, who recently transferred from San Angelo Central, had 46 tackles and four interceptions as a junior and averaged almost 46 yards on five kickoff returns, which included a 108-yarder for a touchdown.
Jones, who remains the lone East Texan in the 2016 class with an FBS offer, finished his sophomore season with 95 tackles, five interceptions, one defensive touchdown and two punt returns for touchdowns.
2015 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Kris Boyd, ATH, Gilmer, 6-0, 180 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Florida State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (10)
- Nate Brooks, DB, Whitehouse, 6-0, 150 — offers from Louisiana Tech, North Texas (2)
- Key’Vantanie “KeKe” Coutee, ATH, Lufkin, 5-10, 160 — offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech (3)
- Justin Dunning, WR/S, Whitehouse, 6-4, 200 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt (11)
- Brandon Durman, LB, Tyler Lee, 6-2, 210 – offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
- Roney Elam, CB/S, Newton, 6-2, 175 — offers from Alabama, Baylor, LSU, Mississippi State, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (7)
- JaMycal Hasty, RB, Longview, 5-9, 181 — offers from Baylor, Houston, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (7)
- Kevrin Justice, RB, Kilgore, 5-10, 175 — offer from Houston (1)
- Jaylon Lane, CB, Nacogdoches, 6-2, 175 — offers from Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss, South Alabama (3)
- Blake Lynch, QB/ATH, Troup, 6-3, 193 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Clemson, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, TCU (6)
- Daylon Mack, DT, Gladewater, 6-1, 311 – committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, USC (21)
- Terry Mark, WR, Lufkin, 6-1, 180 — offer from Houston (1)
- Erik McCoy, OL, Lufkin, 6-4, 297 — offer from Houston (1)
- Larry Pryor, S, Sulphur Springs, 6-1, 185 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arkansas, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (10)
- Matthew Weeks, OT, Tyler Lee, 6-5, 260 — offer from SMU (1)