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Long-Established Relationships Make Latest Commit at Home with Nebraska

April 02, 2021

The Huskers picked up their second commitment for the 2022 class and first offensive player of the class on Thursday. That’s when Florida 3-star wide receiver Victor Jones Jr., announced his commitment to the team.

“Coach Frost, the coaching staff and everybody there they really made me feel at home and at peace with making the decision for Nebraska a while ago,” Jones said. “You ask me why now, it’s kind of a late reaction. At the same time, it’s not because it was a spur of the moment feeling that I had to realize myself. So, I’ve known I’ve was going to commit to Nebraska for like a month now. Today I finally got to say something about it.”

The commitment was a surprise to everyone not on Nebraska’s staff. Jones has actually been on this staff’s radar for years now. He’s been in consistent contact with the Huskers since they offered him in 10th grade. Yet the relationship goes back longer that that. When the staff was at UCF they offered Jones his first scholarship when he was a freshman in high school. It said something to Jones that the staff was this adamant about him as a player.

“It really made me feel very wanted by Coach Frost and the staff,” Jones said. “It made me feel that he really trusts me. He wants me to be one of the focal points of his offense going into the future. It definitely made me feel as if I needed to go there because not everybody was giving me that type of attention.”

It wasn’t just Frost that Jones was in contact with. He spoke frequently with tight ends coach Sean Beckton and offensive coordinator Matt Lubick. They checked in and did Zoom meetings with the speedy athlete. That group effort helped and Jones felt the vibe over Zoom.

“It was just the family atmosphere was really good every single time we talked,” Jones said. “They connect with you on a personal level. They really try to get to know who they’re talking to. Not just as a football player but as a person also. They respect you no matter what you’re talking about and how you feel about certain subjects.”

Like many of the recruits that the Huskers sign Jones runs track. He competes in the 100m and the 200m. His fastest time in the 100m is 10.9 and his personal best in the 200m is 20.09. You can see an example of his speed in this kickoff return clip.

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Jones is hoping to get to Lincoln in June. The team has talked to him about making the trip to Lincoln when visits hopefully open back up. One thing is for sure, he’s going to have a happy coach and former coach. Former Husker defensive lineman Kevin Maurice is on the staff at his high school. Another former Husker Fabian Washington used to be on the staff.

Jones is sure they’ll be elated that he committed, just like the rest of Husker Nation.

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