Jones Happy With Bulldog Effort

Wide receiver Dontea Jones was one of the first big in state pick-ups for Mississippi State for the 2015 signing class. The Louisville standout has worked hard to aid in the Bulldogs' recruiting efforts by pushing the Maroon and White on several other instate prospects. Jones believes the Bulldogs are selling themselves this season with their great play on the field.

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Jones had his senior season cut short with a shoulder injury that required surgery. The four star talent reports that he is on the mend.

"I am supposed to get my sling off next week," said Jones. "I am doing good and I a getting better. I wanted to be out there with my teammates, but things just didn't work out like that."

The Louisville High School standout was selected to play in the Bernard Blackwell All-Star game, but it appears that Jones will have to withdraw from the event.

"I don't think they are going to clear me in time for the game," said Jones. "I hate it too. I really miss football and I was hoping to have one more game. I will just have to go by what the doctor says, but I don't think I'm going to be able to play."

While many other prospects see their careers come to a close when the final horn sounds on senior night, Jones will have the chance to continue his glory days in the SEC at Mississippi State.

Jones is awfully proud of his Bulldogs even after their first loss of the season, a 25-20 contest at Alabama.

"I don't feel bad about that loss at all, because I believe we're the better team," said Jones. "If you look at the yards, the number of plays, the first downs and all of that, we should have won the game. We just had too man turnovers and that was the difference in the game.

"I feel like if we played them again, we would win."

The Bulldogs are still in the hunt for one of the four national playoff spots, but will need to win out to make that a real possibility.

"I know we're going to win these next two games and then we'll see what happens," said Jones. "I feel like we're a playoff team and that we're one of the best teams in the nation.

"I feel like we deserve to be in there and after we win these last two games, we'll just have to see how everybody else does in their games. Anything can happen, we just have to keep winning."

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