Jiles Playing Offense to Help His Team

Cedric Jiles is a fast corner that like many recruits has a very special feeling about his commitment to Mississippi State. He's excited about coming to Davis-Wade Stadium to see State take on LSU, in a monster matchup.

Cedric Jiles
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 170
Position: CB
Year: Class of 2012
High School: Clinton HS
(Clinton, MS)

How's your season going?

"So far the season is going good. Defense is going good, but offense is a little slower to come around. This week I will be playing running back, receiver and quarterback. I will be doing a little of everything."

How do you feel about playing all those positions?

"I just want to help my team and put them in the best position to win. I will continue to pray, that God would be with me, and protect my body."

Does it give you an advantage, as a football player, playing all of those positions?

"It's going to make me better, playing all of these positions. I am used to playing offense when I was younger. Playing offense comes naturally. I just started playing cornerback in the tenth grade."

What are you working on specifically to improve your skills as a cornerback?

"I am working on jamming and bursts, everything that a cornerback is supposed to work on. I know college football is going to be a big transition and the game is going to be a lot faster, so I'm working to get better."

Tell me about your commitment to State.

"I am still riding with Mississippi State. I just have that connection with their coaches. I feel comfortable with them."

I'm sure you liked a lot of coaches, what made State stand out?

'It just a connection, it's something you feel inside, you know when they really care. I get a feeling in my gut, and I have that feeling about State."

Your thoughts on the game tomorrow night?

"I am really excited about the game vs. LSU tomorrow night. It's going to be a great game, and I'm stoked to be there."

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