Will it be MSU or Ole Miss?

Eupora High School right-handed pitcher Devin Jones, one of the top two or three pitchers in the state of Mississippi, will choose either Mississippi State or Ole Miss Tuesday afternoon.

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Devin, who consistent throws in the high 80's and tops out at 93, took his official visit to Mississippi State this weekend and came back very impressed.

"I has a lot of fun. The visit went really good," said Devin. "I really enjoyed the campus and the student life. It had kind of a small-town atmosphere to it and I greatly enjoyed it because I'm from a small town."

Devin, his mom and grandparents got to State around 7 am Saturday morning and finished the official visit at about 10:30 that night. During that period, they spent some one-on-one time with head baseball coach Ron Polk.

"Right after (MSU assistant) Coach (Tommy) Raffo toured my grandparents and mom around the baseball field, we probably had about an hour to an hour and fifteen minute talk with Coach Polk discussing what they had to offer and how I would fit in here," said Devin.

He liked what he saw and heard, but chose to hold off making a commitment.

"I haven't committed yet. I'm supposed to make a final decision (Tuesday)," said Devin, who has scholarship offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Georgia Tech and also received interest from LSU and Alabama. "Right now, it is between Ole Miss and State. They are neck and neck as far as baseball and scholarships. Right now, I'm really concentrating on academics."

He explained the positives of Mississippi State.

"I feel like it is a good place to go to school, especially for a small-town guy like me because I'm not really up on the big-city type things," said the 6-3, 170-pound righthander. "It's nice to kind of have those comforts of home in your college. I would greatly recommend it to anyone, I really would. I feel like playing baseball there is going to really better my experience because Coach Polk, Coach Raffo and (assistant) Coach (Russ) McNickle is one of the best staffs in the NCAA right now. They just have a lot of experience behind them. And if or when I go there I'm just going to really enjoy it."

With a final decision looming just ahead find out Tuesday afternoon if the lucky school is Mississippi State or Ole Miss.


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