Miles Jones, a 3-star athlete from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., signed with Nebraska on Wednesday, National Signing Day. Jones committed to the Huskers on Jan. 18 after de-committing from Vanderbilt only a couple of days prior. He had been committed to the Commodores for 10 months.
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Coach Scott Frost and his staff offered Jones on Dec. 13. He then took an official visit to Lincoln the following month, where he quickly jelled with the new Huskers staff.
“They were just really nice and really care about you,” Jones told Land of 10. “They make you feel at home and they treat you like one of theirs.”
Nebraska would like to see Jones in a hybrid position, playing both running back and slot receiver. Offensive coordinator Troy Walters compared the position to that of UCF running back Otis Anderson. The position, Jones said, is called the “Duck.”
Weight: 170 pounds
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (American Heritage)
Ranking: 3-star prospect, No. 90 player in Florida, No. 44 athlete in Class of 2018
Committed: Jan. 18, 2018
How he fits in: Jones is a dynamic athlete who could fit a myriad of positions for Nebraska. He’s fast and played both running back and wide receiver as a senior. He also returned kicks on special teams. This versatility is what caught Nebraska’s eye, so he is expected to showcase that versatility in the Huskers’ offense.
Player evaluation: “The explosive runner — who flashes impressive change-of-direction skills on his highlight film — held more than a dozen offers from the likes of Georgia, Mississippi State, Oregon State and Wisconsin. He took unofficial visits to schools like Notre Dame, Ohio State, Alabama and Miami. Nebraska, though, had the kind of creative offense and opportunity for playing time he was seeking.” — Evan Bland, Omaha World-Herald
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