Steve Robertson - Genespage.com

Starkville defensive lineman Kobe Jones has a pair of official visit scheduled and a date to dance this weekend.

Starkville High School standout Kobe Jones has looked forward to this All-Star week for some time. With a state title in hand, Jones as ready to battle for state bragging rights as the All-Stars from Alabama and Mississippi battle tomorrow at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the campus of Southern Mississippi.

"It would be great to win this Saturday," Jones said. "That would mean that I accomplished all of the goals that I set for myself as a high school player. It would give me a lot of pride and I just want to come out victorious in this game for Mississippi pride."

Jones was an easy selection for the Mississippi Association of Coaches. As a long time follower of the event, Jones remains eager for his turn to battle for his home state.

"The competition here has been high," Jones said. "There are a lot of great athletes here and this week has been great. It's lived up to my expectations. I am having a lot of fun. We have no school and we're still playing football. Its fun."

With his final high school football game no upon him, Jones has begun to get serious about the next level. A pair of official visits have been scheduled with designs on another being added in the coming weeks,

"I am visiting Mississippi State January 15th and then Ole Miss on January 29th," Jones shared. "I am going to be scheduling one with Alabama for January, but I don't have an official date yet."

Jones reports that he is still waiting out the process and is not quite ready to name an overall leader. While an SEC Western division team appears likely, Jones is taking his time making his selection.

"The in home visits have been a little crazy." Jones said with a smile. "Ole Miss and State game to see me before I left to come down here. I know I have some more of those coming up."

With national signing day now under two months away, Jones admits that the process is often a grind. Having a week to enjoy being around other top prospects in a fun atmosphere without the pressures of recruiting has been a vacation of sorts.

"It feels good to be here and not have all of those coaches calling and all of that," Jones said. "This week is just about football and chilling. We're just trying to have some fun and get a win this Saturday against Alabama."


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