Mississippi State’s hot recruiting streak continued in a big way Saturday with the news that 4-star safety prospect Jarrian Jones is flipping from Oklahoma to the Bulldogs.
Jones committed to the Sooners in April, but he hails from Flowood, Miss., so his flip to Starkville makes sense.
He announced the decision on Twitter:
Uno and Cino 🃏 Back together again…………. pic.twitter.com/yRMVYjfi7I
— Jarrian Jones • (@7reasons1k) June 2, 2018
“I have been thinking on this for about two weeks now. When I committed to Oklahoma, Mississippi State was right there close in the running,” Jones told Rivals.com’s Chad Simmons. “This commitment does feel different. I know for sure everyone around me is happy about this decision.
“Mississippi State is home. My parents love it. My parents love it and I get to stay home and just grind it out with other ‘Sip’ boys. Whenever I go there I feel like I play for them already.”
If Jones’ decision is final, this is a huge win for coach Joe Moorhead and Co. Jones is the No. 18 safety in the country and the No. 262 player overall for the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
He becomes the third highest-rated commit in the 2019 class and the top-rated defensive back. With the addition of Jones, Mississippi State’s class sits at No. 15 in the country and No. 7 in the SEC.