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Stony Brook-transfer Jackson Jones, who runs a 4.3 forty, tells us why he picked Ole Miss

Stony Brook-transfer Jackson Jones, who runs a 4.3 forty, tells us why he picked Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin definitely improved his team’s roster today as the Rebels picked up a pair of commitments that will add talent and depth. First came LSU transfer quarterback Walker Howard’s announcement this morning, followed by Jackson Jones’ this afternoon.

While you might not know Jackson Jones yet, one thing you for sure need to know about the transfer from Stony Brook is that he runs a lightning fast 4.3 40-yard dash.

It’s easy to see why the 6-foot New Yorker caught the eyes of Coach Kiffin and staff, and it didn’t take long after the Rebs extended an offer for Jones to commit.

The Rebel Walk spoke with Jackson after his announcement and asked what made him decide to choose the Rebels.

Choosing Ole Miss was a no-brainer. The program made me feel like home (which is hard to find in a large SEC team). I love how Lane Kiffin is shaking things up, and it’s obvious this is going to be a big-time next couple of seasons.

Jackson Jones on why he chose Ole Miss

He arrives in Oxford with four years of eligibility remaining.

Jones will be a preferred walk-on for the Rebels this coming season. Although he has been a defensive back at Stony Brook, with his blazing speed he could also see time as a kick and punt returner or possibly a wide receiver for Ole Miss.

Wherever he ends up on the field, Jones is happy to be a Rebel.

I am just grateful to be a part of helping this defense become a major threat. With my speed and hands, I want to make quarterbacks afraid to throw the ball.

Jackson Jones

Here’s some footage of Jones and what the Rebels are adding.

From Suffolk County to the ‘Sip, we welcome Jackson Jones!

Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo
Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo

Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.

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Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo

Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.

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