Mississippi State senior CB Cedric Jiles announces he will transfer
Mississippi State redshirt senior cornerback Cedric Jiles announced Thursday morning his intentions to transfer from the program for his final season of eligibility.
Play Underdog For Heat-Celtics Game 6! Who ya got?
Will be transferring after this semester ???
— ced TYE jiles (@TyeJiles13) January 19, 2017
Jiles (5-foot-10, 190 pounds) appeared in 28 games for the Bulldogs throughout his career in Starkville, compiling 71 total tackles and one interception — which was returned for a 74-yard touchdown against Ole Miss in the 2016 Egg Bowl. He also deflected six passes with MSU.
The Clinton, Miss. native was rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports from the 2012 recruiting class.
OurLads.com projected Jiles to start alongside sophomore Jamal Peters in 2017.
Earlier this month, Mississippi State made a change at defensive coordinator, letting go of Peter Sirmon and announcing the hire of former Louisville DC Todd Grantham to fill the position.