LSU got big news in the wake of the exciting Brian Thomas Jr. signing when former Clemson linebacker Mike Jones Jr. decided to play out his eligibility in Baton Rouge. Jones is a former four-star recruit who posted a very good 77.9 overall PFF grade this past season, highlighted by a 90.2(!!!!) coverage grade.
In 10 games Jones had 30 tackles, four tackles for loss, two picks and forced a fumble for the other, other, other Tigers. Jones has a skillet similar to Jabril Cox.
He will be eligible to play immediately and is in prime position to nab a starting job in an off-ball role for the 2021 LSU Tigers.