5-Star WR Ricky Seals-Jones: Ranking the Chances of His Top Schools

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IJuly 22, 2012

5-Star WR Ricky Seals-Jones: Ranking the Chances of His Top Schools

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    Ricky Seals-Jones once committed to Texas in the early portion of the spring of this year, and we thought that was it.

    Later on, however, Seals-Jones decided to re-open these back up and de-committed from Texas.

    The Longhorn remains thick in the picture, but Seals-Jones has a host of schools all after him. In a recent interview, Seals-Jones revealed to Scout.com his top schools.

    For this read, I'm going to rank the schools by their chances of landing the 6'5", 230-pound WR/TE prospect.


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    The Bruins are in this thing, which could be shocking to you based on how you view it. You'd imagine that if RS-J was going to play in Los Angeles, it would be USC right?

    Well, wrong, because UCLA in all likelihood is working their basketball angle. Seals-Jones is one of the top basketball players in Texas and UCLA has a storied and mythical basketball program.

    Look for Seals-Jones to perhaps take a visit to UCLA and speak to both Jim Mora Jr. and Ben Howland while in Westwood this fall. 

4. Oregon

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    Seals-Jones attempted to make time to visit Eugene while at The Opening in Oregon, but he could solidify a good time to go.

    However, he tells Scout.com that he likely could take a trip back to see the Ducks.

    I would advise Oregon to make sure it's an in-season visit to really play up the atmosphere of Autzen Stadium. Combine that atmosphere along with the facilities around campus, and Chip Kelly could really impress Seals-Jones. 

3. Texas A&M

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    The Aggies are another team that RS-J is looking hard at. It appears he really likes the fact that there is a new staff in College Station, and the Aggies are starting fresh.

    It also doesn't hurt that they have Kevin Sumlin as head coach, and he will bring his pass-heavy offense to the Aggie program, which bodes well for Seals-Jones.

    Toss in the fact that TAMU is now an SEC school and that their home game's a crazy electric, and you see why they are a primetime player for Ricky Seals-Jones. 

2. LSU

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    LSU was thought to be a prime finalist for Seals-Jones before he pledged to Texas. In fact, they may have finished as close as second during that time.

    Yet here they are, back again thick in the hunt to land the 6'5", 230-pound pass catcher from Texas. Seals-Jones was impressed at the LSU Junior Day and at how accessible the coaches and players were, like the atmosphere in Baton Rouge and more.

    LSU is a big-time player here, and you can imagine that an official visit will definitely be taken here by Seals-Jones in the fall. 

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    The Longhorns got him once, and they have to believe they'll get him again. Seals-Jones has told Scout.com that Texas doesn't need to wow him or go out of their way, as he knows what they are all about.

    The Longhorns are the original favorites and have good facilities there. Seals-Jones likes the coaching staff and seemingly digs Austin.

    Sure, there is steep competition for Seals-Jones, but the Longhorns will stick to what works best in their recruiting approach. 

    Texas will be patient, recruit Seals-Jones with love and good effort and bring him in on an official visit to try to seal the deal...again.

    Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects & writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.