Donovan Jones is part of an impressive collection of talent from the Omaha metro area in the Husker signing class. Jones was a standout defender at Omaha North, helping the Vikings to three consecutive state playoff appearances.
As a senior, Jones led Coach Larry Martin’s team to an 8-3 record and a trip to the second round of the Class A playoffs. Jones had 57 tackles, five tackles for loss and four interceptions. He also contributed on offense and special teams with six catches for 92 yards, while returning punts and kickoffs. Jones was a first-team All-Nebraska, all-state and all-metro pick by the Omaha World-Herald. Jones was also a member of the Lincoln Journal Star’s Super-State team as a defensive back.
Jones had a similar impact as a junior, helping the Vikings to the playoffs. He had 41 tackles, 2.5 TFL, two interceptions and seven breakups, and earned honorable-mention all-state recognition. As a sophomore, Jones contributed on both offense and defense as Omaha North reached the state semifinals.
He is also an accomplished track athlete. As a junior, Jones qualified for the state track meet in the 100 and 200 meters and helped North to a sixth-place finish in the 4x100 relay.
Jones is ranked among the top 10 players in Nebraska by both ESPN and Rivals.com.