December 10, 2016 - DeSoto flag team celebrates after a touchdown in the first half during the state 6A Div. II semi-final playoff game between DeSoto and Klein Collins at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Klein Collins leads at the half 28-14. (Image Credit: John Glaser)

DeSoto OL Josh Jynes Commits To Colorado

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Another top offensive lineman from the defending Class 6A Division II state champions has made his college decision and he’s already extending the pipeline from the Metroplex to the mountains. DeSoto offensive lineman Josh Jynes announced his commitment to the Colorado Buffaloes on Tuesday.

Jynes chose Colorado over other offers from Rice and UTSA among others. He becomes the seventh commit in the Class of 2018 for Colorado and the first Texan in that class as well. Fellow teammates and wide receivers K.D. Nixon and Laviska Shenault signed with Colorado back in February as part of the 2017 class.

Both receivers were two of seven signees hailing from the Lone Star State. The Buffaloes are hoping that their recruitment of Texas can continue to help them as they look to build off a 10-4 season that included a Pac-12 South division title. It was Colorado’s first title since they joined the Pac-12.

At 6-2, 312 pounds, Jynes was part of a top-notch offensive line for the undefeated Eagles. Last year, he played with a fellow D1 prospect in Xavier Newman, who signed with Baylor. He too was a Colorado commit before he flipped to Baylor late in the recruiting process.

The line also included four all-district selections including Newman, offensive tackle Hyrin White and guards Edward Ingram and A.J. Smith. Jynes saw a lot of time at center last year. Considering he was the only junior up front, Jynes should bring back plenty of experience to a unit that has to break in four new starters next season for the Eagles.

His versatility will also be a valuable asset for head coach Todd Peterman. He’ll look to be a mainstay as the Eagles will be in a position they’ve never been: defending their first state championship in school history.
 

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