Jones hails State
HOUSTON — Houston’s Chris Jones signed with Mississippi State University this morning, after much speculation about his college of choice.
Jones had narrowed the field to MSU and the University of Mississippi, but was considering both schools up until about 6 a.m.
“I talked to both coaches this morning,” Jones said. “I felt like State had the program for me.”
Jones said he was impressed with both programs and seriously considered switching to Ole Miss even in the final hours.
“Ole Miss has a wonderful program and I love Coach Freeze to death,” Jones said. “I just felt like Mississippi State had the best program, the best fit for me.”
Jones was surrounded by media hoopla for the past several months, but said the frenzy has to be taken in stride.
“It was surprising, it wasn’t something you we planned,” Jones said. “I never really took it seriously. You know how crazy it can be. The way you handle it is the way it’s going to be and I think I handled it in the appropriate way.”
Jones said the “best fit” he found at MSU came from visiting and talking to the coaching staff.
“The defensive staff fits me,” Jones said. “It’s kind of like ours here at Houston.”
More Chickasaw County signings
Three more members of the Hilltopper senior class signed scholarships Feb. 6.
Emmitt Dendy and Sharone Wright both signed with Itawamba Community College and Corey Anderson signed with Holmes Community College.
Zach Pierce of Okolona signed with Hinds Community College marking five local scholarships for football this year.
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