Jones lived his dream this past weekend, scoring a 36-yard TD on the Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium football field.
"It was like a dream come true for me, me just being able to look at myself on the (Davis Wade Stadium) jumbotron while I was running," said Jones. "And when I get (to Mississippi State) I plan on doing the same thing."
Two of his coaches, both former Mississippi State Bulldogs themselves, believe Mississippi State is getting a great talent and a great kid.
"He is a great kid, humble, works hard everyday," said Louisville HS offensive coordinator and former Bulldog quarterback Omarr Conner. "He has size, speed and will do everything that you ask. If you are a quarterback you want that, you want someone that is safe. By safe, I mean, as a quarterback, you want someone who will make you look good. And Dontea has the ability to do that."
Louisville wide receiver coach Joey Sanders, who played wide receiver at MSU, also likes Jones' size and his aggressiveness on the field.
"First thing about him is he is a big guy, 6-foot-4, 6-foot-5, has a big frame," said Sanders. "When it comes to press coverage it's like a man playing against boys. He is aggressive going to get the ball. That's one of the best things about him, going down the field and being aggressive going after the ball. And he's not scared of anything."
Despite the accolades from his coaches, Jones continues to work hard.
"Basically, I have improved on everything - my speed, my routes, how I adjust to the ball," said Jones. "Coaches really worked on me hard, especially going to college camps and working with different college coaches. They worked on my releases and how to switch things up."
One area of his game that he is going to put a lot of emphasis on this season is attacking the ball, something that Coach Sanders keys on.
"(Coach Sanders) tells me to always attack the ball no matter where it goes, always try to get the ball," said Jones. "We are going to work on that a lot in practice, especially with a new quarterback."
As for his future coaches, the Bulldog coaching staff, he stays in weekly contact with them.
"They stay in touch with me every week," said Jones. "They call to check on how things are going, how my grades are, things like that."
Below are a few of his highlights from his team's jamboree game this past Saturday.
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