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Mississippi State CB Cedric Jiles to transfer to Wake Forest

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Former Mississippi State cornerback Cedric Jiles has decided on the destination school for his graduate transfer.


Jiles plans to finish his college football career at Wake Forest, he announced via Twitter on Monday.

“After prayerful consideration I have committed to Wake Forest,” Jiles wrote. “I believe this is the right place for me at this juncture in football and for academic growth. Thank you.”

A senior who has his degree and earlier received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA, Jiles will be eligible to compete immediately for the Demon Deacons. Jiles announced his plans to transfer earlier in the offseason.

Last season, Jiles made 31 tackles in nine games for Mississippi State. He also picked off a pass, returning it for 74 yards against Ole Miss.

His departure is a setback for the Bulldogs’ defense, which ranked among the 20 worst in the Football Bowl Subdivision last season. Mississippi State’s secondary has particular questions, and Jiles’ exit will only magnify those issues.

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