Jones Talks Nike Camp

Dontea Jones committed to Mississippi State a few weeks back. Since making his college choice known, Jones has done his part to carry the Maroon and White banner and aide in the Bulldogs' recruiting efforts. Jones had the chance to compete with and against several Mississippi State targets over the weekend. Jones even squared off with another Mississippi State commitment during the competitive day

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"Things went pretty good," said Jones of the Nike football training camp. "I think we did every wide receiver drill we possibly could.

"I feel like I did pretty good, but there are some things I know I can do better.

"I pulled my quad, so I wasn't as good in the agility drills as I normally am.

"And I know I can do better in my vertical when I'm healthy.

"In the one-on-ones, I had to put down. You know I had to do my thing then."

Jones reports that he paired off against fellow Bulldog pledge Armani Linton of Walnut High School during the passing drills.

"I think we went against each other three times," said Jones. "We really competed.

"We were talking about how this is what practice is going to be like when we get to Mississippi State."

Some have suggested that Linton may be looking around about despite his commitment to the Bulldogs.

Jones reports that Linton had a lot of good things to say about Mississippi State that should make Bulldog fans feel a bit more at ease.

"He was talking good," said Jones of Linton. "We talked about Mississippi State a lot and how it was going to be when we got up there.

"I feel like he's going to stick with it."

The three star wideout reports that he plans to be back in Starkville in the coming weeks.

"I haven't been able to get over there for a practice yet, but I know I am going to the spring game," said Jones. "I am still solid with Mississippi State and I talk to the coaches all of the time.

"I have been talking to Coach (Billy) Gonzales a lot. I talk to him whenever I get the chance.

"We talk a lot and I am looking forward to seeing how he coaches the big wide receivers like me in the spring game.

"I am excited to see how they want to use the receivers in the offense."

Jones is set to begin his own spring practice sessions next week in what will be the final spring rehearsals of his great Louisville Wildcat career.

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