Following a weekend that saw four of Liberty’s top transfer portal targets take a visit to campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, the Flames have picked up a commitment from Nebraska transfer wide receiver Victor Jones.
A 6’1″, 195 pound receiver, Jones did not play during the 2022 season, his first at Nebraska, as he redshirted. He has four years of eligibility remaining.
Out of Orlando, Jones starred for Olympia High School. He had 53 catches for 847 yards and 7 touchdowns as a senior while also averaging 30.3 yards per return on kickoffs. He was a three-star recruit out of high school and ranked as a top 75 receiver by Rivals. In addition to Nebraska, he also had offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Kentucky, and others out of high school. He made 2 catches for 10 yards in the Nebraska spring game under new head coach Matt Rhule.
His one season in Lincoln had Jones playing for three different head coaches. Liberty was quick to offer him after he entered the portal, and he had only one other reported offer since entering the portal, coming from Incarnate Word.
There will be plenty of opportunity for Jones to attempt to break into the rotation at wide receiver this fall for the Flames. It’s a unit that is very thin after several losses including Demario Douglas who was just drafted by the New England Patriots in the 6th round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Top returners for Liberty at receiver include CJ Daniels, Noah Frith, and Treon Sibley. Redshirt-freshman Kylen Austin made a big impact in the spring while incoming transfers Reese Smith and Errol Rogers will also be in the mix. With four years of eligibility remaining, Jones will be one of the few underclassmen at the position, joining Austin and redshirt-freshman Markel Fortenberry.
Committed 🔵🔴 Go flames 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/jjCJ02TCEo
— Victor Jones Jr (@VictorJonesJr1) April 30, 2023