There’s something of a buzz around Nebraska freshman Miles Jones.
The offensive weapon hasn’t played a snap for the Cornhuskers. Heck, he hasn’t even participated in an official, actual football practice here.
But the Plantation, Florida native just seems too tailor-made for Scott Frost’s system to not wonder about. And it’s July, so we do things like put him atop Husker Extra’s Heat Index list of five freshmen primed to contribute early in their careers.
Suffice it to say fans and followers of the program aren’t the only ones looking forward to seeing what Jones looks like between the white lines on autumn Saturdays.
“He’s definitely a guy that everybody’s excited to see what he can do,” Ozigbo told the Journal Star on Tuesday.
That’s the nature of the ‘R’ spot that has thrived in this system at every stop along the way.
“He’s been spending a little more time with the receivers as the summer goes on,” Ozigbo said. “There’s four receiver spots at times, so there’s a lot to learn. The R’s, they get coached up pretty well for the situations when they’re in the backfield. I’ve seen him around and I know Coach Held’s talked to him a lot.”
As a senior, Jones rushed for 695 yards on just 61, added 29 catches for 401 yards and averaged 30.5 yards per kick return and 16.2 per punt return while totaling 16 touchdowns. That comes out to more than 12 yards each
time he touched the ball.
"He's a Swiss Army knife," Surtain told the Journal Star this winter. "He's just a special player. If you get him one-on-one in space, he's hard to handle. ... He a tough kid. We line up in 23 personnel in an I-formation and let him run between the tackles. He runs over people."
Surtain knows it. Ozigbo and Jones’ teammates are starting to learn. Eventually, Husker fans will get to see, too.