Top recruit claims he's received death threats
Defensive end Chris Jones says he's received death threats from fans over his recruitment.
|Jones is committed to Mississippi State. (247sports.com)|
Chris Jones is a defensive end out of Houston, Miss., and he's considered the second-best prospect in the country by 247sports.com. Jones is committed to Mississippi State, but over the last few weeks has made multiple visits to rival Ole Miss.
Which is sure to ruffle quite a few feathers, and according to Jones it's doing more than that. Jones told ESPN he's received death threats.
"It was a crazy weekend," Jones said. "I received death threats, insane messages, you name it. I mean, it has not been as stressful as people would think it has been. I have tried to handle it in the most comfortable way possible, so it has really been all right for me, and in the end, I am very blessed to have this opportunity to play for either in-state school."
I'm not sure I would say receiving death threats hasn't caused me a lot of stress, but to each his own, I suppose.
Still, if Jones has indeed been receiving death threats from fans, it just goes to show how incredibly stupid some people are and will continue to be. He's just a kid trying to figure out where he wants to go to college. The people harassing him probably take 20 minutes to figure out what they want for lunch every day.
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