Jones began his high school career at Nettleton High School.
As a sophomore, Jones was able to make some contributions primarily as a reserve.
For the 2010 season, Jones recorded 25 total tackles, 16 of which were solo stops.
Once the seasons changed, Jones made turned in a solid year on the hardwood for the Nettleton Tigers averaging 10.5 points per game good for second on his team.
Jones led NHS in blocked shots with 49 and rebounds with 130.
Jones attended the Mississippi State football camp during the summer prior to his junior season.
Before the 2011 season began, Jones made the move to Houston where he hit a new groove as a defensive end.
Jones recorded 75 total tackles including 32 solos and five quarterback sacks.
An increased level of production took place on the basketball court as Jones upped his scoring average to 14.8 points per game.
The Houston Hilltopper earned a spot on the roster for the North squard in the 2012 Mississippi North/South All-Star basketball game.
Jones accepted Mississippi State's offer to play defensive end within days of the Bulldogs extending a formal offer in June.