April 17, 2012

Jones loves visit to Mississippi State

Cordova, Tenn., linebacker Walker Jones watched his two older brothers go through the recruiting process not knowing if he had the talent to one day do the same.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder found out he indeed does in October when Mississippi State became the first school to offer him a scholarship at the next level. Now eight other schools have followed suit giving Jones the opportunity to experience things firsthand.

"It's fun and exciting," said Jones, whose older brothers Barrett and Harrison both play at Alabama. "It kind of goes in spurts. I really didn't know what to expect because I'm a different player (than my brothers). I didn't know if I could play on the college level. Some schools think that I can so it's exciting and I'm glad to hear it."

Those programs that believe Jones can contribute to their success and have offered are Alabama, Cincinnati, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Jones has been busy with basketball at Evangelical Christian School the past few months and has had little time to focus on recruiting or take many trips. Currently Jones is just enjoying the process.

"I'm just staying open right now to any schools that show interest in me," Jones said. "That's where I'm at right now. I'm not making any lists or cutting any schools out or anything like that."

The Bulldogs have remained after Jones since their initial offer. Jones has build a solid relationship with the two coaches recruiting him to Starkville.

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