Name: Benito Jones
Town: Waynesboro, Miss
School: Wayne County
Size: 6-foot-2, 300
Recruitment: Committed to Ole Miss over MSU, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Texas A&M and more. All offered.
Scout.com Ranking: No. 168 overall/ No 19 DT
Scout.com evaluation: Benito Jones is one of the more dominant defensive tackles we have seen come through Mississippi in several years. This season he collected 83 tackles, 18.5 for a loss, 24 quarterback hurries, and seven sacks. When watching him on person or film the first thing you notice is how quick he gets out of stance. He is so explosive off of the ball. He is what we term as "quick twitched". Another attribute that makes him so explosive is his leverage. Benito has such good bend that he can stay so slow to get underneath your pads, and once he gets underneath, he wins the battle. Jones has all of the tools to become a Sunday player one day.
Above are some clips we took from the Team Mississippi practices in Hattiesburg. Below is footage from his senior season.
Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at email@example.com