Jones chose Mark Dantonio’s Spartans over the Cincinnati Bearcats, Connecticut Huskies, Samford Bulldogs, and Florida Atlantic Owls. Prior to announcing, Jones had given a verbal commitment to Michigan State on January 20th of this year. In the end, Jones really enjoyed his visit to Michigan State and called Mark Staten, MSU assistant coach to inform him of his verbal commitment.
The three-star defensive tackle will be moving out of the state of Florida, where he attended Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale. There, the 275 lb 6’3 player was a 2-year starter. In 2012, he led the Panthers in TFL and sacks (29 and 13, respectively) and he recorded 63 tackles and 11 quarterback pressures. He mentioned that the Spartans felt like a family to him, and that was an important selling point of the school.
This is Michigan State’s fourth signee of the day, adding to a class that appears it will have 18 total players. Of the 18 possible signees, there are three defensive tackles. Devyn Salmon already signed earlier today. The three signees will be filling in the holes left by Doug Curtis and Tyler Hoover. There are several defensive tackles on the team already, but with Jones’ record, its likely he may be a starter as early as this fall.