Ex-Clemson LB Jones pronounces switch to LSU

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Clemson linebacker Mike Jones Jr., who began seven video games final season, is transferring to LSU, he announced Wednesday.

Jones, who has three years of eligibility, recorded 30 tackles, together with 4 for loss, and had two interceptions and a pressured fumble in 10 video games for Clemson final fall. The 6-foot, 220-pound Jones additionally had 4 tackles for loss and 19 whole stops at Clemson in 2019, showing in all 15 video games because the Tigers reached the nationwide title recreation earlier than falling to LSU. He entered the NCAA’s transfer portal on Jan. 25 as a graduate switch.

A local of Lebanon, Tennessee, Jones ranked as ESPN’s No. 10 outdoors linebacker and No. 208 total recruit within the 2018 class. He appeared in three video games that fall for Clemson earlier than redshirting the season.

LSU loses linebacker Jabril Cox whereas returning Damone Clark, who tied for the group lead in tackles. The Tigers introduced in a brand new defensive coordinator in Daronte Jones and a brand new linebackers coach in Blake Baker, beforehand defensive coordinator at Miami.