Mississippi JUCO DL Makes Visit

Marshall is hot on the heels of a talented junior college defensive lineman from Mississippi. This 6-4, 270-pounder made an official visit to Marshall over the weekend, and in an exclusive interview with Herd Insider, gave us the lowdown on why he just might be interested in coming to Huntington to play some football.

Dominic Jones, a 6-4, 270-pound defensive tackle from Northwest Mississippi Junior College, made his official visit to Marshall this past weekend. "I hope to put on a couple more pounds, so I can dominate these o-linemen in the MAC," Jones said on Saturday at Marshall Stadium in an exclusive interview with Herd Insider. "Coach said I could come in and do my thing as long as I'm working hard, and playing the way he knows I can play."

And Jones can play. He was voted the North Defensive MVP of the Mississippi Junior College All-Star game, recording 10 tackles in that game. "I'm bringing speed, skill, and two years of experience against people who should have been in D-1 already," Jones said.

The best part is that Jones will make his choice very soon, as he can transfer any time after December 19 and be on campus for winter conditioning, a big plus in guaranteeing some playing time in 2002. "I can transfer in December. December 19 I'll probably make my decision on where I'm going," Jones summed up. Jones is considering Ole Miss, Kentucky, and Troy State as well, and put Marshall in the #2 spot on his list, right behind home-state favorite Ole Miss.

Look for more updates on Dominic Jones only here at Herd Insider.


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