By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal
P.J. Jones has grown weary of the recruiting process, and he’s been sold on Mississippi State for a long time. So why not go ahead and make a verbal commitment to Dan Mullen’s Bulldogs?
That’s what the Tupelo defensive tackle did today, telling me over the phone, “Go ahead and make it official. Tell everybody I’m going to State.”
The 6-foot-3, 265-pounder has a four-star rating from Rivals.com and a three-star rating from Scout.com. He recorded 84 tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles last season for Tupelo.
MSU has been the leader for Jones for a while, and during the course of our conversation this afternoon he talked about how strongly he was leaning that way. He visited with the entire MSU defensive staff Thursday night after meeting with Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix that afternoon.
Jones said the recruiting process has worn on him.
“Ever since my freshman year, I’m tired of this stuff, I really am,” he said.
Jones had a visit scheduled for Oxford this weekend but canceled it, and he said he’ll probably cancel next week’s planned visit to Arkansas.