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3-star DE Bryan Jones commits to Ole Miss

The Baton Rouge native hasn't yet received an offer from the hometown Tigers, so he's bringing his talents to Oxford.

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Less than a week after securing a signature from a JUCO three-star defensive end, Ole Miss is back it at again, this time scooping a four-star defensive end out of it's rival's backyard. Baton Rouge native Bryan Jones tweeted Sunday evening that he's committed to the Rebels. Jones is the fourth commitment in the 2017 class and the second defensive lineman to join Chris Kiffin's Rush Men.

The 2017 prospect hasn't yet been offered by hometown LSU, which tends to slow play local products until National Signing Day gets closer. Even without an offer, Jones' 247Sports Crystal Ball favored the Tigers, so we'll see if his commitment sticks if Les Miles comes calling.

The No. 6 strong side defensive end in the country holds 28 offers including Baylor, Miami, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M, West Virginia, USC and others.

How does he fit in?

The 6'5", 240-pounder is a long edge defender with exceptional lateral quickness. Jones' frame has plenty of room to fill out and it seems that his ceiling is pretty high. He also possesses above average hand action and can shed blocks with ease. Although he plays in a lower classification in the state of Louisiana, his potential is quite enticing to many big programs. With some time in the weight room with Paul Jackson and some time in the "classroom" with Chris Kiffin, Mr. Jones should form quite the formidable trio for the future with freshmen Benito Jones and Charles Wiley.