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2019 Season Outlook
Redshirt freshman Miles Jones brings outstanding speed and play-making ability to the Nebraska offense. The 5-8, 175-pound speedster is capable of helping the Huskers as both a receiver in the slot position and as a running back.
A Florida native, Jones appeared in one game in 2018 but was able to utilize a redshirt season. In addition to his rushing and receiving productivity in high school, Jones was also a dangerous return threat and could help the Huskers in the kicking game this fall.
Jones played in one game in his first season at Nebraska in 2018. He was able to utilize his redshirt season and made his career debut in the Huskers' win over Bethune-Cookman. He caught one pass for 21 yards and gained five yards on his only carry against the Wildcats. That proved to be his only appearance of the year as Jones suffered a season-ending injury.
Jones joined the Huskers after lining up as an all-purpose back for American Heritage High School, which featured several of the top prospects in the 2018 recruiting class. American Heritage finished with a 14-0 record and a Class 5A state championship in 2017, the school’s fourth state title in five years. At American Heritage, Jones played under head coach Patrick Surtain, an 11-year NFL veteran and former All-Pro defensive back.
Jones was a key contributor in 2017, leading the Patriots in kickoff return yards (458), punt return yards (276) and all-purpose yards (1,830), while ranking second in both rushing yards (695) and receiving yards (401). On the ground, Jones averaged 11.4 yards per carry and scored 12 touchdowns while posting three 100-yard rushing efforts. As a receiver, Jones caught a team-high 29 passes and averaged 13.8 yards per reception while scoring a pair of touchdowns. Jones totaled 16 touchdowns as a senior, including a pair of kickoff returns for touchdowns.
Jones was listed as a four-star prospect by Rivals and a three-star recruit by ESPN and the 247Sports Composite rankings. Rivals ranked him as the 17th-best athlete prospect in the country, while 247Sports listed Jones among the nation’s top 50 athletes. He had offers from numerous Power Five programs, including Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi State, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Miles is the son of Morshee and Stephanie Jones, and he was born on Sept. 17, 1999. He is a business administration major. Jones has volunteered with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race, the Malone Center and local hospital visits.