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Northwest Rankin's Jones commits to Oklahoma

FLOWOOD, Miss. - Jarrian Jones had always been interested in Oklahoma. But he just needed to see it.

"I've really been wanting to be a Sooner for a long time," Jones said. "But I had just never visited, so I didn't know what it was like. When I visited and I got to talk to Coach (Lincoln) Riley and some of the other coaches and players, that's when it just sealed the deal for me."

The four-star prospect tweeted out his commitment to the Sooners on Monday, picking the Big 12 power over Mississippi State and Alabama. In the tweet, he called this the hardest decision of his life.

 

"It was hard to turn down the SEC schools, but I feel like I made the right choice," Jones said. "I'm 180 percent committed."

247Sports has Jones rated as the 13th best player in the class of 2019 for Mississippi. So he still has another year of high school football to play and then possibly commit elsewhere. He was once a Mississippi State commit in 2016. But the Cougar now insists he's a strong Sooner commit.

"I'm a man of my word," Jones said. "So when I told Coach Riley that I would commit to him and be a part of the family, I was real sure about that. There'll be nothing that could waver me away from my decision."


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