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Jones hails State

HOUSTON — Houston’s Chris Jones signed with Mississippi State University this morning, after much speculation about his college of choice. Jones had narrowed the field to MSU and the University of Mississippi, but was considering both schools up until about 6 a.m. “I talked to both coaches this morning,” Jones said. “I felt like State […]

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SIGNING DAY: Jones and Shumpert pick Mississippi State

By NEMS Daily Journal *** 9:29 a.m. – From Daily Journal’s Brandon Speck in Houston (@brandonspeck) Chris Jones’ mom says: ‘Never really close to going to #OleMiss.’ #DJPreps *** 9:21 a.m. – More from Brad Locke on Chris Jones … Chris Jones is sticking with Mississippi State. The five-star defensive end from Houston, Miss., held […]

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Houston’s Chris Jones careful with social media

by Brandon Speck NEMS Daily Journal HOUSTON – Chris Jones is a man on the football field. Off of it, he only looks like one. The 6-foot-7, 255-pound recruiting prize out of Houston is a kid, a kid who can’t have a normal life as a high school senior. Most teenagers can tweet and Facebook […]

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Houston’s Jones hearing from coaches, fans

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Sports HOUSTON – Mississippi State and Ole Miss are making their final pitches to Houston 5-star defensive end Chris Jones. Both schools are scheduled to visit him Saturday, four days ahead of national signing day. Jones, an MSU commitment since June, has pumped new life into his recruitment with a […]

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RECRUITING: Chris Jones says it will be MSU or Ole Miss

by Brandon Speck NEMS Daily Journal   HOUSTON – Houston’s 5-star defensive end Chris Jones has been committed to Mississippi State since June. He took an official visit to Ole Miss last weekend. In an interview Tuesday in Houston he talked about his recruiting and what is next. “I’m still committed to Mississippi State. Both […]

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ICC football open tryouts set

by Adam Gore LetsGoICC.com FULTON – Itawamba Community College has announced the date and times for their open tryouts for the 2013 football team. The non-contact tryouts will be Wednesday, March 6 at 1:00 p.m. for ICC students and 3:00 p.m. for non-ICC students at Eaton Field, next to the Davis Event Center on the […]

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Rival schools still pursuing MSU commit Jones

by Brandon Speck NEMS Daily Journal HOUSTON – Chris Jones is as calm a high school senior as you’ll meet, especially considering the life-changing signature he’ll sign in two weeks. The 6-foot-7, 255-pound 5-star defensive end from Houston has a lot coming at him. Jones committed to Mississippi State in June but since then has […]

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RECRUITING: Full plate for Hosuton’s Chris Jones

by Brandon Speck NEMS Daily Journal   HOUSTON — Chris Jones is as calm a high school senior as you’ll meet, especially considering the life-changing signature he’ll sign in two weeks. The 6-foot-7, 255-pound 5-star defensive end recruit from Houston has a lot coming at him. Jones committed to Mississippi State in June but since […]

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MSU/Ole Miss football commitments

by NEMS Daily Journal MSU COMMITMENTS Player Pos.Hometown/School Scott Austin WR Biloxi Jeremey Chappelle*WR Tyler, Texas (Tyler JC) Shelby Christy WR Geismar, La. Jamaal Clayborn OG Flowood Kivon Coman S Hargrave Military Justin Cox* S East Miss. CC Kent Flowers OT Hollandale Donald Gray ATH Memphis B.J. Hammond WR Gadsden, Ala. Dezmond Harris ATH McCalla, […]

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WEDDING: Corbett/Hardin

 Mr. and Mrs. Creig Corbett of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Keeley Marie Corbett, to Thomas Jeffrey “Ty” Hardin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Hardin of Houston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ms. Addie Paslay of Tupelo, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cole of Baldwyn, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Corbett of Baldwyn […]

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RECRUITING: Rebels hot name at Under Armour

by Brandon Speck/NEMS Daily Journal ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Mississippi State commits dominated the Alabama-Mississippi roster in December. Ole Miss had no commitments in the Under Armour All-America Game on Friday at Tropicana Field, but the Rebels were a hot topic. Ole Miss is getting a lot of that publicity because No. 1 defensive end […]

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Jones makes most of Under Armour Game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It didn’t take Houston’s Chris Jones long to have an impact in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game. The 6-foot-7, 260-pound defensive end entered midway through the first quarter and three plays later had the game’s first sack.Team Highlight beat his Team Nitro 16-3 in the sixth annual game at Tropicana […]

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Houston’s Jones makes strong impression

ORLANDO – Chris Jones may have arrived late to the 2013 recruiting class, but it hasn’t taken him long to make an impact at Under Armour All-America week. Jones arrived at Wednesday’s media luncheon at ESPN Wide World of Sports and was greeted by the nation’s top recruit, Robert Nkemdiche.The two converged on Orlando this […]

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Ole Miss recruiting Houston’s Chris Jones

ORLANDO – Chris Jones’ lunch table on Wednesday was a recruiting Most Wanted List. Three players at that table stirred the recruiting waters. Houston’s 5-star defensive end, Jones joins 89 of the nation’s top high school players this week at ESPN Wide World of Sports, taking part in the week-long Under Armour All-America activities.The 2013 […]

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