Two El Paso football players are on their way to Lubbock, Texas this weekend.
Burges' Aaron Jones and Franklin's Derek Elmendorff will both participate in Texas Tech Junior Days. This is an invitation-only camp where coaches get to know recruits they want to target (or not). A few receive scholarship offers.
Both are juniors and were also offered by UTEP. Jones has taken an official visit to UCLA and is also receiving attention from Utah, Georgia Tech, Tulsa and Boise State. Elmendorff has gotten interest from Utah, Houston, Oklahoma State and Missouri.
Jones burst onto the scene last season to become the El Paso Times’ Offensive MVP. He finished with 2,488 total yards and 21 touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to one of the biggest turnarounds in city history — they won nine games after getting just two a year ago — and help Burges notch its first postseason victory since 1998. Jones also played defense (113 tackles, two interceptions) and special teams, staying on the field about 98 percent of the game.
He projects as an athlete that can play receiver, running back or defensive back.
Elmendorff was a preaseason All-City First team selection but injured his ankle last season. He is 6-4 and with his good footwork and speed projects as a coveted tackle.