Jones Has Big Day in Starkville

A strong collection of underclassmen have taken part in Mississippi State's summer camp sessions over the course of the past several days. One rising junior to showcase his skill on Wednesday was St. George's (TN) wide receiver Corey Jones. The talented Jones showed some quality ball skills and the ability to fight through the adversity caused by the midday heat.

"Camp went good," Jones said. "I learned a lot today. I have some new drills that I can take back to school with me. I really feel like I became a better player today."

Jones was one of the standouts during positional drills where Bulldog wide receiver coach Billy Gonzales put the campers through the practice paces.

"Footwork is really important," Jones said. "He said that he liked to see us move in tight spaces. I think that will help us be better in games."

Mississippi State is not the only SEC team showing early interest in the west Tennessee standout. A quartet of SEC schools are part of a growing field of suitors.

"I am going to Tennessee Friday and then I am going down to Ole Miss and I am trying to get a trip in to Alabama," Jones said. "I went to Tennessee's junior day last month and I just started getting letters from Stanford and Northwestern."

Arkansas State has already extended an offer, but several other schools will likely follow suit. Jones reports that his eyes are open to all opportunities.

"I want to go somewhere that I can play and become a better person," Jones said. "I want to get my degree and hopefully have a chance to get to the NFL."

With another year to collect offers, Jones is hopeful that a big junior season will boost his stock as a prospect. The talented pass catcher has high hopes for 2015.

"We are supposed to be really young, but our whole O line is seniors," Jones explained. "I think we can win state this year.

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