Jones To Attend Bulldog Home Opener

One of the top undeclared prospects in the state of Mississippi calls Starkville home, Senior defensive lineman Kobe Jones took his show on the road for the second time in three games and secured a win over area rival West Point last week. Jones has seen his defensive unit take some solid strides in the early going of the 2015 season and the talented four star believes the best is yet to come.

"I feel like the game was very intense regardless of the score," Jones said of the 16-0 Yellow Jacket victory. "It was a real physical game. I am glad to get another win."

While the outcome may not have been in doubt, with just over four minutes left in the fourth quarter the Jackets sealed the deal with a long touchdown pass from Montario Montgomery to Rontavis Clark. 

Jones reports that the late haymaker allowed his team to breathe a little easier as the final minutes ticked away to the second Starkville victory of the season.

"It was a big relief knowing that we had a few more points added to the scoreboard," Jones said. "All of that stress sort of went away after that."

Now 2-1 on the campiagn, Starkville is considered one of the favorites in 6A North. The Jacket defensive unit has allowed just one score in two wins. Jones believes his team can do some special things this season if they continue to work hard.

"I feel like we're getting better and developing each week," Jones said. "We have a couple of things we need to smooth out on offense, but other than that, we're pretty solid."

Jones has an insider's vantage point to both sides of the Starkville football experience. While Jones is being recruited as a defensive lineman, he is seeing a lot of offensive snaps this fall. While making blocks may not come natural to the personable Jones, he is willing to do serve double duty to help the team succeed. 

"I really don't like it," Jones said with a laugh. "I am just trying to help the team, I do what coach wants me to do. I prefer playing on defense, but as long as coach says they need me over there, I am going to keep doing it."

Ole Miss had the chance to host Jones last week in their home opener. The hometown Bulldogs of Mississippi State will get to roll out the big Maroon carpet this weekend as the LSU Tigers come to town.

Jones reports that he still plans to take his time with recruiting putting his college deliberations on the back burner, while he chases another state championship.

"I am just about the Yellow Jackets right now," Jones said. "I am just trying to keep everything even right now, so I can focus on the season."

Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss among others are in regular contact with Jones, who is a member of the Scout National 300. A post season decision has been in Jones' thoughts throughout the recruiting process. 

The official visits scheduled for January will be a big part of Jones' discussions about his college destination. As it stands now, SEC Western division schools are expected to host most of those weekend excursions.


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