Gordo, Alabama offensive lineman D'Angelo Jones talks about his up coming visit to Mississippi State

Mississippi State extended an offer to Gordo High (AL) offensive lineman D'Angelo Jones shortly after signing day 2015. Nearly a year has gone by and Jones remains in the Bulldog mix with signing day 2016 less than two weeks away. The talented big man is set to take an official visit to Starkville this weekend as Coach Dan Mullen and his staff look to close out their signing class.

"I am supposed to visit Mississippi State this weekend," D'Angelo Jones said. "I am waiting to hear from Coach (John) Hevesy this week, so I know all of the details. I talked to him last week and we talked about me visiting this week."

The distance from Gordo, Alabama to Starkville, Mississippi is just a short drive, so Jones hopes to have some of those closest to him make the trip with him.

"I want my coach to go, my aunt and my cousin," Jones said. "I have been over a few times and I am excited about going back over there again and taking the visit."

Several schools at different levels of competition have shown varying levels of interest in the talented Jones. Given the chance, the talented big man hopes to join the Bulldog roster.

"If they ask me to commit, then I am going to commit," Jones said. "They have been my top school for a while and I really like Coach Hevesy. It's not that far from home and you get to play in the SEC."

Jones had a knee sprain about half way through his senior season, but was able to return for the stretch run into the playoffs.

"I am doing great now and I am completely healthy," Jones explained. "I have been back healthy for a while now. I came back and we made it to the third round of the playoffs. We lost in the last minute."

Gordo High was considered one of the favorites to win it all, but the squad came up just short. Jones reports that he has a lot of fond memories of playing high school football.

"I am not happy that we lost, but I am proud of the season," Jones said. "I feel like we had some good years and I know I am going to miss playing with my boys. We had a lot of fun and we won a lot of games. I wanted to win the state championship so bad, but we just didn't get that chance."

Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State and North Carolina among others have extended offers during Jones' recruitment, but right now he appears to be focused on the Bulldogs.

"I want to take this visit and see what all they have to say," Jones said. "I just feel like Mississippi State would be a good fit for me and I wouldn't be that far from home."

Jones is one of several visitors expected in Starkville this weekend as the Bulldogs host another round of talented football prospects. The Bulldogs are still looking to add some quality offensive lineman in the class. Jones is one of a few candidate in contention for an interior line spot in the 2016 signing haul.

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