Reuben Jones speaks with Nebraska DL/DC coach

Reuben Jones got the call that he had been waiting on. The Nebraska commitment was waiting to hear from the Nebraska staff and got the call last night.

Reuben Jones had been trying to keep patient. The Nebraska commitment knew that the Huskers had a new head coach, but he hadn't spoken to anyone since Bo Pelini was fired. That changed last night.

"Coach Mark Banker called me last night," Jones said. "Coach Banker is the defensive line and defensive coordinator for Nebraska. I thought that he sounded like a real good guy. I am looking forward to seeing if I can build a relationship."

The new Nebraska coach/coordinator took the time to watch Jones' film and spoke to him about where he saw him on the field. What Jones heard was what he was told by every other school that had been recruiting him.

"Coach Banker said that he watched my film and really liked what he saw. He said that he saw me playing more of a hybrid and playing either outside linebacker or defensive end. That's where everyone saw me playing."

Jones is still a Nebraska commitment, but he was opening things up a bit. After talking to the Nebraska coach Jones seemed a bit more upbeat about his commitment and sticking to it. He admitted more time would be needed.

"To be honest, I need this to play out a little more," Jones said. "I want to see if I can build that relationship. He's coming to see me on Thursday at my school. He said that Coach Mike Riley and he would also come back and do an in-home later with me and my family."


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