By Brandon Speck/NEMS Daily Journal
Former Houston defensive end Chris Jones has enrolled at Mississippi State. Jones, the Bulldogs’ prized recruit, and Oxford, Ala., defensive lineman Trent Simpson began their academic careers as second summer term classes began Wednesday.
Jones, a 5-star recruit who transferred from Nettleton for his last two prep seasons, led the Toppers with 160 tackles as a senior and helped the team to its first 11-win season and first playoff win.
He signed with Mississippi State after being named Mississippi MVP in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic and playing in the Under Armour All-America Game.
Jones’ stock rose all season, vaulting him to the No. 2-ranked prospect in the country.