The great thing about recruiting is that sometimes, college coaches have to scrap to find some diamond in the rough that no other team has discovered. But others, there's a blue-chipper sitting right under their noses.
Count Longhorn signee Cayleb Jones in the latter category. And count the Longhorns lucky that Jones was a simple sniff away. Texas typically casts its nets across the Lone Star State in an attempt to grab the best and brightest from a state that gushes forth talent like an oil well. But in order to find out about Jones, an Austin High standout, Texas coach Mack Brown just had to talk to his son-in-law.
"My son-in-law, Marshall Wilson, even played at Austin High," Brown said. "So hes a big Austin High fan. And he was talking about Cayleb in the seven-on-sevens when he was seven-years old or something. So Ive heard Caylebs name mentioned forever."
The Longhorns became even better acquainted with Jones through a recruitment that didn't work out: Jones's cousin and Aub...