Miles Jones commit: What does it mean for Nebraska?
Nebraska is still reaping the rewards of its first big recruiting weekend coming out of the dead period as four-star athlete Miles Jones has committed to the Huskers.
The 5-foot-9, 166-pound playmaker had been committed to Vanderbilt before his visit last weekend, but ultimately flipped to the Huskers. He becomes NU's 17th known commitment in its 2018 recruiting class.
Here are some quick takes on what Jones' commit means for the Huskers.
1. Jones is a playmaker regardless of which position he is at on the football field. He scored touchdowns as a running back, wide receiver and as a kick returner on special teams as a senior. Any time he gets the ball in his hands he's a threat to score with it.
2. Head coach Scott Frost runs a creative offense and Jones should be a versatile weapon within it. He was targeted for his ability to play running back as well as receiver just as he did in high school.
3. Jones brings even more speed to Nebraska's recruiting class. The dynamic athlete shows excellent burst a short area quickness to go along with his top-end speed. In his film you see Jones breaking off long plays where he runs away from some great competition in South Florida. That speed should allow him an opportunity to see the field early on in his career at Nebraska.
4. Jones is electric with the football in his hands. His vision, change of direction and overall elusiveness combined with his speed are exciting to watch. He may not be the biggest player on the football field, but his abilities as a ball carrier are undeniable.
5. Not only will Nebraska be able to find a lot of different ways to get Jones the football on offense, but he should be able to come in and get a great look as a return man on special teams. He was a dangerous threat as a kickoff returner as well as a punt returner in high school.
6. The Huskers now have five natives from the state of Florida in this recruiting class which is a big deal. Frost and his staff have a ton of natural ties to the state, and this solid base of Florida kids that they're bringing in for 2018 should only help them secure more players from the state going forward.
7. Jones also has many attributes to go along with his athletic abilities that should bode well for his transition to Nebraska. He's a very competitive player that comes from a winning program. In fact, Jones hasn't lost a game in his last two years of football having gone 28-0 over that time with two Florida Class 5A titles to his name. You can never have enough proven winners in your program, and that's what Jones is.
Jones' senior season stats: Offense: 61 carries for 695 yards (11.4 ypc) and 12 touchdowns, 29 receptions for 401 yards and two touchdowns; Special teams: 15 kickoff returns for 458 yards (30.5 ave.) and two touchdowns, 17 punt returns for 276 yards (16.22 ave.).
8. 2018 Nebraska commit breakdown
1/18/2018 - Miles Jones - ATH - 5-foot-9, 166 - Plantation, FL - 4 Stars
1/16/2018 - Casey Rogers - DE - 6-foot-5, 240 - Avon Old Farms (NY) - 3 Stars
1/10/2018 - Mike Williams - WR - 5-foot-10, 175 - East Mississippi C.C. (FL) - 3 Stars
12/21/2017 - Will Honas - LB - 6-foot-2, 225 - Butler County C.C. (KS) - 3 Stars
12/20/2017 - Greg Bell - RB - 6-foot, 200 - Arizona Western C.C. (CA) - 4 Stars
12/20/2017 - Katerian LeGrone - WR - 6-foot-3, 220 - Atlanta, GA - 3 Stars
12/17/2017 - Deontai Williams - DB - 6-foot, 180 - Jones County C.C. (FL) - 3 Stars
12/12/2017 - Adrian Martinez- QB - 6-foot-3, 198 - Fresno, CA - 4 Stars
12/11/2017 - Justin McGriff- WR - 6-foot-6, 210 - Tampa, FL - 3 Stars
12/10/2017 - Jaron Woodyard- ATH - 5-foot-11, 175 - Arizona Western (MD) - 3 Stars
12/10/2017 - C.J. Smith- DB - 6-foot-3, 190 - West Palm Beach, FL - 4 Stars
10/6/2017 - David Alston- OLB - 6-foot-5, 215 - Woodbury, MN - 3 Stars
5/2/2017 - Barret Pickering- K - 6-foot, 185 - Hoover, AL - 3 Stars
4/16/2017 - Tate Wildeman- DE - 6-foot-6, 245 - Parker, CO - 4 Stars
4/8/2017 - Will Farniok- OL - 6-3, 260 - Sioux Falls, SD - 3 Stars
6/17/16 - Masry Mapieu- DT - 6-5, 290 - York, NE - 3 Stars
8/7/15 - Cameron Jurgens- TE - 6-3, 235 - Beatrice, NE - 4 Stars
9. Commits by position
1 - Quarterback
1 - Running back/fullback
3 - Wide receiver
1 - Tight end
1 - Offensive linemen
1 - Defensive tackle
2 - Defensive end
1 - Outside linebacker
1 - Inside linebacker
2 - Safety
0 - Cornerback
2 - Athlete
1 - Special teams
10. Where are they from?
5 - Florida
2 - Nebraska
2 - California
1 - Alabama
1 - Colorado
1 - Georgia
1 - Kansas
1 - Maryland
1 - Minnesota
1 - New York
1 - South Dakota