Class of 2017 DE/LB Juwuan Jones Camps at MSU

Lanier (GA) High School class of 2017 DE/LB Juwuan Jones talks about his camp experience at Mississippi State.

  • Name: Juwuan Jones
  • Classification: 2017
  • High School: Lanier (GA) High School
  • Position: Linebacker
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-2, 230
  • Ranking: NR
  • Schools Of Interest: Georgia, Georgia State, Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest

  • "I learned a couple of new drills, the rip through, how to tackle low, always sink your ankles, how to do your stance, things like that," said Jones. "I think I did pretty well at the camp."

    Jones, who worked out as a linebacker during the camp, came away impressed with Mississippi State defensive coordinator/linebacker coach Manny Diaz.

    "He knows his stuff," said Jones. " He taught me some new drills and some new techniques that I can use in the fall and that will help me improve my game."

    Jones also came away impressed with Mississippi State overall.

    "It is a good campus, good atmosphere, a great schoool, Starkville is a nice city and not a lot to get you into trouble," he said.

    Although he mainly worked with the linebackers during the Mississippi State camp, Jones is being looked at as a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker combination by college coaches.

    "College coaches are looking at me as a defensive end/linebacker, a hybrid type deal," said Jones. who told me that he is being recruited by Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia State, Mississippi State. None have offered yet.

    He is camping at a few of those schools the next couple of weeks.

    "Next Saturday I am supposed to go to the Louisville camp," said Jones. "A week from Monday I will do the satellite camps from Nebraska and Georgia State."

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network. You can contact him by emailing

    Gene's Page Top Stories