Jacquez Jones, Ole Miss’ Leading Tackler in 2020, Transfers to Kentucky


Depth is no longer a problem in Jon Sumrall’s inside linebacker room. Jacquez Jones, Ole Miss’ leading tackler in 2020, has committed to Kentucky. Jones was also considering South Carolina, UCLA, West Virginia and Liberty, but was convinced to become a Wildcat while visiting UK’s campus this week.

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— Jacquez Jones (@ESPN_Jac) June 10, 2021

This fall of 2021 will be the second season Jones has spent learning from Sumrall. Jones played as a true freshman for the Rebels, recording 36 tackles, 2.5 for loss and a forced fumble in 2018, Sumrall’s only year in Oxford. The exceptional season earned Jones a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team.

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