Nebraska hosted visitors on Saturday for the first time since 2019. The Huskers didn’t have many official visitors in town for the home opener. In fact, Victor Jones Jr. was the lone official visitor in town for Nebraska.
Even though he was the only official visitor, Jones was happy with what he found during his visit to Lincoln.
“It was very surprising. There was a lot of stuff that I didn’t know that I got to know about Nebraska,” Jones said. “It’s a very calm city but it’s a very nice city. A very exciting city. At the end of the day I got to know all that when I came up here.”
What surprised Jones (6-2, 185) the most is just how genuine the people were that he met. Lincoln stood out to him and he really liked Nebraska’s campus. He thought everything he saw was very nice. He felt like when he arrives in Lincoln as an early enrollee in January that he will be getting the best of the best.
“When we talked about the academics and the nutrition it was great,” Jones said. “They were talking about some new technology they came up with for all the training and the weightlifting.
“It is very situational based on how your body mass is, how you gain weight and all that stuff. So, it’s very specific. The academics are very specific pertaining to the person so I like how it’s not a one size fits all thing. It just depends on how you individually.”
The Florida native plans to major in something related to fashion design. He also wants to minor in entrepreneurship. He and his family enjoyed their time touring the academic buildings. Jones was impressed with the technology he saw in classrooms. Jones got to take in his first Husker game this week and getting to be on the field before the game was a highlight.
“Man, it made me excited,” Jones said. “I saw a lot of support there from the fans and a lot of great players that played there and are playing there right now. I can’t wait to get out there and play for the Cornhuskers.”
He talked with coach Scott Frost and offensive coordinator Matt Lubick about a range of things. One big point was how they can help continue to improve Jones as a player. The pair of coaches also stressed to Jones how they would use him in the Huskers’ offense. There was a particular player that starred in Saturday’s game that Jones is hoping to play like.
“Number three, Samori Touré. They told me I am probably be 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.”
Jones’ player host was freshman wide receiver Latrell Nevile. The pair got along well. Jones said that Neville was really able to lay out what it would be like for a new receiver joining the team. It helps that Neville just did it this summer.
Jones is back in Florida to continue his stellar senior season. There was one thing that will stick with him about his first trip to Lincoln.
“Definitely the game,” Jones said. “The game was really fun. Everybody was loud and cheering. Everybody was so engaged in the game. It was just packed out there and I’ve never seen 90,000 people in the stadium like that before. This is definitely something that I’ll remember.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.