Georgia State beat out a Big Ten school for one of the state’s top defensive backs.
Chris Jones, a safety from Brooks County High School, said he committed to Georgia State over Illinois. He also had serious interest from Troy and UAB, among others.
“I felt like Georgia State was the best for me,” Jones told the AJC. “I’ve always loved Atlanta. It’s a great opportunity to play for a great coach in the big city of Atlanta and at the Georgia Dome. It’s close to home, I feel like I have a chance to start there, and play for my home state.”
The 6-foot, 180-pound Jones said he has a 2.8 GPA and plans to study Agricultural Engineering.
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