Huskers offer speedy CB/WR from Alabama

Offering teammates has become an increasingly popular scenario. Nebraska is going after a pair of players from Alabama. Phelon Jones and Sidell Corley both have Husker offers. Jones took the time out of a track meet today to talk with Big Red Report.

Most kids have find time to do interviews between homework, working out and other activities. But, Phelon Jones had to find time between track events to talk today to Big Red Report. The 6-foot-1, 190 pound cornerback/wide receiver from Mobile (Ala.) McGill-Toolen has a 4.38/40 time.

"I just got done doing an event," Jones said. "I am only doing the 4x400m today. This is like a practice, a little practice meet, to get me into shape again. This is my first meet since last year."

Jones is a standout on the football field as well as on the track. He helped his team make it to playoffs as a junior. He wasn't sure what his season stats were, but remembered the last game of the year's stats.

"We went 6-5. We made the playoffs, but lost to the team that won state. I don't know any of my stats, but I know what I did in the playoff game. I had five receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. On defense I had a couple of tackles, but they didn't throw it to my side or anyone near me the whole game."

Jones didn't play defense a lot this past year, but after teams had a chance to see him they didn't throw his way too much. "I only played defense the last three games of the season. In the first two games I had a pick in each game. Just in the last game they didn't throw to my side."

Jones is receiving attention to play both offense and defense in college. He doesn't have a preference as to which he would play beyond high school. "Schools are recruiting me to play receiver and cornerback in college. It doesn't matter which position a team wants me to play. It's whatever position they want to put me at."

Jones had some ideas as to what makes him a great player on both offense and defense. "I run good routes, quick out of my stance, I have good acceleration, good hands and good speed when it comes to playing wide receiver. On defense I know have not been outrun for a ball. I am always on top of the coverage."

Jones is just about to double-digit offer totals. What may be more impressive though than the schools on this list is the array of conferences that they represent. "They are Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Georgia Tech and Nebraska. I was going to sit down and think about my favorites sometime during the summer or after track season. Our spring game is in May and I was going to do it after that."

Jones admitted that he wasn't really expecting an offer from Nebraska. His father is a coach at McGill-Toolen and was in contact with the staff at Nebraska. "The offer from Nebraska was kind of out of the blue. My dad had called them one day and he told the coach about the film, the coach had looked at it and then the coach was talking about how they wanted me. That is when they offered."

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