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.
— Jackson Jones (@jacksonjones716) August 10, 2022
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.
Excited to announce my commitment to play for @OleMissFB The Lord has been beyond good✝️ Thank you @NYSEandeasy @Lane_Kiffin and everyone who helped me get here! @On3sports @CFBHome @SSN_Portal @farrellportal @_redshirtsports pic.twitter.com/IdZOShcD7t
— Jackson Jones (@jacksonjones716) January 18, 2023
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.“
Here’s some footage of Jones and what the Rebels are adding.
Corner press coverage work in today. Worked on double moves and protecting the post. pic.twitter.com/y67sCjmu57
— Jackson Jones (@jacksonjones716) January 4, 2023
More routes with 1v1s, dms open pic.twitter.com/8EEwiww4x6
— Jackson Jones (@jacksonjones716) January 6, 2023
From Suffolk County to the ‘Sip, we welcome Jackson Jones!
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.