Jarrian Jones appeared in eleven games for the Bulldogs last year and recorded two pass deflections and 7 tackles as a freshman. The lack of numbers is clearly not a result of a lack of talent. The versatile defensive back was highly recruited as a four-star recruit out of Brandon, Mississippi. He picked up 20 offers but chose to stay in his home state. Jones entered the transfer portal on May 19th, and four days later he winds up on the roster of The Bulldog’s biggest rival.
From Starkville to Oxford
To transfer is one thing, to transfer to your teams biggest rival is another. Jones announced on twitter on Saturday that he made his decision to play his sophomore season with Ole Miss.
Jones said he had multiple conversations with schools, which included Oregon. Joe Moorhead, who recruited Jones when he was the head coach at Mississippi State, is now the offensive coordinator at Oregon. Despite the connection, Jarrian Jones decided to stay in-state.
The Bulldog faithful have been all over Jones transfer to the Rebels on Social Media, and Jones has noticed. Jones will get to see his former teammates on Thanksgiving if the NCAAF season continues in a normal fashion. If the egg bowl rivalry wasn’t already intense for Jones, he will definitely bring his “A” game this year.
What do you think about the Jarrian Jones transfer? What are your expectations for the defensive back at Ole Miss?
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