Nebraska commit Victor Jones Jr. walks on the sideline during game
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ESD Greg’s Guys: No. 2 Wide Receiver Victor Jones Jr.

December 15, 2021

On Wednesday, 3-star wide receiver Victor Jones Jr. signed his letter of intent to become a Husker. He is my No. 2 early Signing Day Greg’s Guy.

Jones is the Huskers’ second-longest commitment in the class. He joined the Husker class back in April. When he committed to the team it seemed like a surprise. No one realized he had made the decision to join the Huskers a month before he made his feelings public. The Nebraska coaching staff has known the Orlando native for a long time. Tight ends coach Sean Beckton offered him when he was just a freshman in high school.

The Huskers did a good job of evaluating Jones early. He continued to rise up the recruiting rankings after a solid summer on the camp circuit. Jones took his official visit this fall to Nebraska for the Fordham game. There was a particular player that starred in that game that Jones is hoping to play like.

“Number three, Samori Touré. They told me I am probably just like him,” Jones said. “Because I’m one of those guys they can put inside or outside. I can go vertical. I can do whatever. I’m a speedy guy and that is kind of his role. I’ll be in the return game also. That’s who I was looking at during the game and that’s who they said I was going to be eventually.”

The wideout is thrilled to be coach by new Nebraska wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph. Jones confirmed to Hail Varsity that he has spoken with Joseph who relayed that he is excited to work with him. Jones is well-aware of the history that Joseph has putting wide receivers into the NFL. During his senior season Jones caught he caught 53 passes for 847 yards.

Jones was one of the most sought-after players in the recruiting class. His recruitment only intensified after he verbally committed to the Huskers. Plenty of teams tried to come in and sway him from his pledge to Nebraska. Jones stuck with his commitment and is set to join the team this January. It really stood out to Jones that the Huskers were among the first to recruit him heavily.

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