Defensive back Chris Jones joined the Huskers' recruiting class in mid-January and is one of five players in the class expected to begin their career in the secondary. The 6-0, 175-pound Jones is one of three Florida players in the class, marking the second straight year NU has signed at least three players from the state. Jones' play as a senior helped Coach Adam Geis' Sandalwood High School team to an 8-3 record and a berth in the Class 8A state playoffs. Jones keyed the Sandalwood defense, making 32 tackles, while intercepting four passes, including one that he returned for a touchdown. Jones was named to the All-First Coast team by the Florida Times-Union. Jones' play as a junior helped Sandalwood to a 7-3 record, and the school narrowly missed the Class 8A playoffs.Jones chose Nebraska after also visiting Purdue. He also had offers from South Florida, Western Kentucky, Florida International and Western Michigan. Jones is regarded as one of the top 60 athlete prospects in the country by 247 Sports, which also listed him among the top 110 players in Florida. Jones was born on Aug. 13, 1995, and Lucille Payton is his legal guardian.