Jerry Jones’ grandson commits to Texas

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The Jones family’s ascension to college football glory continues, but in different colors.

Paxton Anderson, the grandson of Jerry Jones, announced Monday he has committed to Texas as a preferred walk-on. Anderson is the son of Jerry’s daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson, who works as the Dallas Cowboys’ executive vice president and chief brand officer. Listed as a tight end and wide receiver, the 6-foot-4, 207-pound Anderson was a key member of Highland Park teams that claimed three straight state titles from 2016-18.

In selecting Texas, Paxton perhaps risks the wrath of his grandfather, as Jerry Jones was an offensive lineman on Arkansas’ 1964 national championship team, which was an arch rival of the Longhorns in those days. John Stephen Jones, Anderson’s older cousin and former Highland Park teammate, now plays for Arkansas.

Anderson is now a rival of another former teammate/piece of football royalty, as Chandler Morris, son of Chad and Anderson’s quarterback for the past two seasons at Highland Park, committed to Oklahoma last month.