Miles Jones joined Nebraska football’s 2018 recruiting class Thursday night, announcing his decision on Twitter.
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— Miles Jones (@milesjones2018) January 19, 2018
He’s the 17th member of the Huskers’ class. Jones de-committed from Vanderbilt on Tuesday after spending eight months verbally committed to the Commodores.
Jones is a 3-star prospect and the No. 49 athlete in the class, according to the 247Sports composite. Jones told Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca that Nebraska is recruiting him for a hybrid position:
Jones also had the chance to sit down with [offensive coordinator Troy] Walters for a 1-on-1 session, in which the offensive coordinator described in detail how Jones would be used in the Huskers offense. Walters offered a comparison to UCF running back Otis Anderson, playing both running back and slot receiver. The goal would be to create mismatches with linebackers. The position, Jones said, is called the “duck.” (Perhaps an ode to Frost’s Oregon days?)
“I like their offense,” Jones said. “I think it’s creative and it fits my skill set perfectly. I’m excited about that.”
Nebraska offered him on Dec. 13, 11 days after the Huskers hired Scott Frost as their new coach. Jones took his official visit to Lincoln last weekend, where he jelled with the new staff.
“They were just really nice and really care about you,” Jones said. “They make you feel at home and they treat you like one of theirs.”
After that, his commitment seemed imminent. Jones didn’t take long to make it official, and can lock in his commitment by signing his national letter of intent on National Signing Day, Feb. 7.