January 22, 2013
Stardom has not changed Jones
Chris Jones was able to fly under the radar for most of the recruiting process.
Up until the last month, the Houston, Miss., native has been able to stay out of the spotlight having committed to Mississippi State back in June. But Jones' cover was blown on the all-star circuit standing out at both the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic as well as the Under Armor All-American Bowl.
On Monday, Jones became one of the highest risers in Rivals.com history moving from unranked to the 20th overall prospect nationally and jumping from a three-star prospect all the way to a five-star.
"It's a great honor but I still feel like I can do better," Jones said.
With Jones' newfound fame comes the recruiting attention that comes with it. Schools such as Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss and others have tried to jump in the mix with the star defensive end late.
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