Lorenzo Jones didn't plan on
Wide receiver coach, Turner Gill actually had been recruiting Jones, but Lorenzo said even that wasn't what got him finally up to take a look. "It was people close to me that kept saying stuff like how Nebraska was just a few years ago and how everyone would have given anything just to play there." He said. "They said give it a shot and you might be surprised."
Surprising enough that before
Jones left, he let the Huskers know he would be coming back, teams like the
One other thing or in this case, person that particularly pleased Lorenzo was the relationship he developed over the few days with his future position coach, John Blake. Lorenzo said of those brief times, that it was almost like old times when it was done. "I talk to the man for three days and I feel like I've known him for years." He said. "He's just one of those people you like and relate to right away."
The relating didn't stop there as
That attitude of Jones made him first-team all-district his senior year, tallying over 90 tackles, 20 of those for loss including 6 on the QB. It was a good year for Lorenzo, but this 6'3", 295 lbs. defensive tackle has higher expectations in mind.
"Everyone wants to be the best."
He said. "You never want to lose, you never want to give up and I can see that
"I've just never seen anything like this."
Already penciling himself in as a number two guy on the D-line for the Huskers, Jones is eager to think about what he could accomplish as a hopeful member of the "blackshirts". If there is one thing he does know, though, is that no matter how good NU does, it will never be good enough.
"Places like that aren't about wins, they are about titles." He said. "They have been down the last couple of years, big deal. That's not going to last. I am glad I am going to be part of them getting back up and a big part of them getting back up and back where they belong."
"I'm pretty pumped to be a Husker."