Miles Jones made his career debut in the Huskers' win over Bethune-Cookman, catching one pass for 21 yards and gaining five yards on his only carry.
Before Nebraska (American Heritage HS)
Jones joined the Huskers after lining up as an all-purpose back for American Heritage High School. Jones was a versatile offensive threat at Florida prep powerhouse American Heritage High School, which featured several of the top prospects in the 2018 recruiting class. American Heritage finished with a 14-0 record and a Class 5A state championship in 2017, the school’s fourth state title in five years. At American Heritage, Jones played under head coach Patrick Surtain, an 11-year NFL veteran and former All-Pro defensive back.
Jones was a key contributor in 2017, leading the Patriots in kickoff return yards (458), punt return yards (276) and all-purpose yards (1,830), while ranking second in both rushing yards (695) and receiving yards (401). On the ground, Jones averaged 11.4 yards per carry and scored 12 touchdowns while posting three 100-yard rushing efforts. As a receiver, Jones caught a team-high 29 passes and averaged 13.8 yards per reception while scoring a pair of touchdowns. Jones totaled 16 touchdowns as a senior, including a pair of kickoff returns for touchdowns.
Jones was listed as a four-star prospect by Rivals and a three-star recruit by ESPN and the 247Sports Composite rankings. Rivals ranked him as the 17th-best athlete prospect in the country, while 247Sports listed Jones among the nation’s top 50 athletes. He had offers from numerous Power Five programs, including Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi State, West Virginia and Wisconsin.