Is Former LSU Star interested in Mizzou?

Breaking News: spoke to Coach Tony Jones, the father of former LSU defensive cornerback Phelon Jones about his upcoming transfer. Does he have interest in the University of Missouri? What connection does he have to the Columbia Campus? We have those answers and much more.

LSU's loss may end up being Missouri's gain.

The University of Missouri apparently already feels that way with the addition of Josh Henson to the Tiger Coaching staff. learned Monday night that former Four Star and LSU cornerback Phelon Jones indeed has interest in the University of Missouri.

LSU's Les Miles announced last Friday that Jones was going to be transferring from Baton Rouge to an undisclosed school, Jones' father Coach Tony Jones spoke about the situation.

"First of all we have nothing bad to say about LSU," Coach Jones said. "It wasn't an emotional break up or anything like that. We are still on great terms with LSU and Coach Miles. We have the utmost respect for him and his program."

Jones, who started two games at cornerback last year for the Tigers and played in nine ballgames, will be a red shirt sophomore this upcoming fall, but will have to sit out one year per the NCAA transfer rule. He will have two years of eligibility at the school he chooses.

There appears to be four schools that the Jones family are interested in, the school that may be the early leader appears to be Auburn.

"Right now we are looking at several options, Auburn is definitely one that we are looking at," Coach Jones said. "Another school that high on our list is the University of Missouri. Coach Josh Henson is like family to us, in fact my wife has more respect for him than any head coach in the country."

The other two schools included the University of Alabama and Mississippi State.

"We are very familiar with Nick Saban," Coach Jones said. "Mississippi State might need a great cornerback as well."

Auburn being closer to home may be a leading factor for Tigers on the Plains.

"It's in our home state," Coach Jones said. "Phelan has always had a lot of respect for Auburn. We will just have to wait and see what happens. We have to figure out what's the best situation is."

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