The Nebraska Cornhuskers dipped into the talent rich state of Florida to get their latest commit.
Three-star cornerback Chris Jones committed to Nebraska on Monday.
Jones, a 6’0, 175 lb. defensive back that attends Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Florida, committed to the Purdue Boilermakers last month.
However, after a couple of visits with the Cornhuskers’ staff – Jones went on his official visit to Nebraska over the weekend and then was visited by Cornhuskers’ head coach Bo Pelini and two assistant coaches, wide receivers coach Rich Fisher and secondary coach Charlton Warren at his home on Monday – Jones decided to switch his commitment.
“The main thing my family and I liked was how Coach Pelini is with his players,” Jones told Sam McKewon of Big Red Today. “He loves his players a lot, he does a lot for them, and he’s a family guy. I’d love to be a around a who cares about his players.”
Jones is regarded as the 125th best athlete in the class of 2014 and the 193rd best play in Florida, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
He is the 19th Nebraska commitment in the class of 2014.