On Monday night, the Georgia staff extended an offer to 2018 receiver Miles Jones. The American Heritage (GA) athlete plays all over the field, and shows great speed and play-making ability with the ball in his hands. Jones was excited about the offer and knows one Bulldog star well.
“Coach Coley offered me on the phone Monday night.” Jones said. “I visited UGA last March so I did the campus tour and watched spring practice. Sony Michel and Isaiah McKenzie graduated from my high school.”
Jones was excited about the offer, but he was also a little surprised.
“It was pretty surprising.” Jones said. “They reviewed my film a week ago after my running back coach sent them the film. Then head coach Kirby Smart, wide receivers coach James Coley, and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker came by my school on Monday. Then they offered later that night. I wasn’t able to talk with them at my school but I spoke with coach Coley on the phone for about 15 minutes when they offered.”
At 5-foot-9 170-pounds, Jones is a very similar player to former Georgia star Isaiah McKenzie. Jones is his team’s kick returner, running back, and slot receiver. He admitted that Georgia offered him to play the slot receiver position, but nothing has been ruled out.
Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, West Virginia, and Syracuse have also offered the talented athlete. On film, Jones shows great one-cut ability, and the speed to break away from defenders. He has quick feet, reads his blocks well, and shows great instincts with the ball in his hands. He makes plays at running back, but he is reliable catching the ball out of the backfield. The Georgia staff will not sign a player like Jones in the 2017 class, as they tried to recruit receivers with more size. Jones has the ability to make a big impact in the slot and on special teams as a returner.
Jones tallied 1,325 yards and 8 touchdowns as a junior in 2016. He is ranked as a three-star prospect at this time.