Jones Readies for Senior Campaign

Zaire Jones of Meridian, Mississippi was one of the first high school prospects to join the Mississippi State 2016 recruiting class. The talented safety prospect was able to get a taste of what football life as a Bulldog is all about this past weekend as Meridian played their spring game at Davis Wade Stadium on the Mississippi State campus.

Meridian emerged victorious over West Point in a 21-7 four quarter affair under the lights of Davis Wade.

"I feel pretty good about everything," Jones said. "I feel like the defense has been playing pretty good. We held them to zero for a while. We'll get the offense moving at a steady pace, but it's just spring. We'll get it all going."

Mississippi's 6A south classification appears to be wide open this year, which bodes well for Meridian who returns a talented team with several veterans in the starting lineup.

"I feel really good about the season," Jones said. "We have expectations for this team. I hope we can get out there and grab a hold of everything that is out there for us."

Often his own harshest critic, Jones believes that he took some positive strides in the final spring campaign of his high school career.

"I am just trying to improve my game. Everybody has something that they can improve on," Jones said. "I am just trying to be better in every way and just be the best player that I can be."

Jones has been committed to Mississippi State for several months now and it appears that he remains firmly in the Bulldog fold as he pushes towards a 4.0 GPA this year..

"I am very comfortable with my commitment to State," Jones said. "I am just trying to get through my last year of high school and just keep everything cool. I am just trying to apply myself and take care of all of the things that I need to take care of. I feel like academics is about character, so I am always trying to manage my time to excel on the football field and in the classroom."

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