LSU steps up with offer

It was an offer that Deion Jones didn't think it would ever come. Jones missed his chance. This summer Jones was supposed to head to the LSU football camp, but there was an obligation. Word was LSU might have offered. He thought that ship had sailed. Jones picked up a Nebraska offer and quickly committed. Now the offer that he wasn't expecting showed up.

Nebraska recruiting fans can add a needle or two to the pile that many are already sitting on. Deion Jones from New Orleans (La.) Jesuit picked up a big offer recently.

"I got an offer from LSU," Jones said. "I was really excited to have the offer. It was kind of shocking too. I didn't think that they were still looking at me."

The offer from LSU might have been inevitable in a way. The word was this summer if Jones had attended the LSU football camp that he might have gotten one anyway.

"I missed their camp this summer and I thought when I missed the camp that my opportunity to get that offer had gone."

No the question, what does the LSU offer mean to the Nebraska commitment? Fact is, he hasn't thought about it. It's not that he won't think about it he just wants to put one thing to rest as opposed to dividing his attention.

"I really haven't thought about it yet. I need to finish up this season. We are in the quarter finals so we could play two more games after this week. I will see after the season."

Jones is from New Orleans. He has family that went to LSU; in fact he had a cousin that played baseball at LSU. So if he decides to stay with Nebraska would that rub some people the wrong way?

"LSU is a dream school in a lot of ways by people around me. A lot of people have told me since the offer that they would be happy for me with whatever I choose.

"They have told me that it doesn't matter and that they will be happy with it. They know wherever I go that I will play well at the next level."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in's SuperPrep Magazine.
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