Ex-Ole Miss linebacker Jacquez Jones transfers to Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former Mississippi veteran linebacker Jacquez Jones has transferred to Kentucky and will be immediately eligible to play for the Wildcats. The 6-foot, 235-pound Jones made 182 tackles while starting 19 of 33 games in three seasons with the Rebels. He started nine of 10 contests last year and led Ole Miss with a career-best 75 stops, which tied for 15th in the Southeastern Conference, 2.5 for loss and three quarterback hurries. Jones joins a Kentucky defense that ranked fifth in the league last season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.