There is more speed heading to Lincoln.
On Thursday, Nebraska picked up the 17th commitment for the 2018 recruiting class when 3-star athlete Miles Jones from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida, joined the class. On Tuesday, he posted a message announcing his decision to leave the Vanderbilt class.
Please respect my decision pic.twitter.com/pj39NGGsJ6
— Miles Jones (@msj_era1) January 17, 2018
The speedster from Florida announced his decision to join Nebraska via Twitter as well with this commitment video.
Jones was sold on being Nebraska’s version of Otis Anderson from Scott Frost’s time at UCF. If you are unfamiliar, Anderson was a do-everything type player in the UCF offense last season. He tallied 494 yards rushing with four touchdowns and 30 catches for 351 yards and three touchdowns as a true freshman for the Knights last season. Jones certainly has the skill set to be that type of player at Nebraska as he had 1,831 total yards as a senior and 16 touchdowns for his loaded American Heritage team. His high school team captured back-to-back state titles in Florida.
With the addition of Jones, the Huskers continue to reshape the skill positions with good, versatile additions in this class. He joins wide receiver Mike Williams, Jaron Woodyard and Justin McGriff, wide receiver/tight end Katerian Legrone, tight end Cameron Jurgens and running back Greg Bell in the infusion of skill talent to the roster.
The former Vanderbilt commit held double digit scholarship offers including Georgia, Mississippi State and Wisconsin.
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.