Vanderbilt's 2018 recruiting class is now 2-for-2 on four-star players. That's got to be a first for Vanderbilt football. On Saturday afternoon American Heritage high school (FL) athlete Miles Jones pulled the trigger after attending Vandy's Junior Day.
Miles Jones was at the Nashville International Airport on Saturday afternoon when he decided to call assistant coach Cortez Hankton to let him know that after finishing high school he would be making Nashville his home for four or more years. The elated Hankton quickly got an equally excited Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason on the phone.
When asked about what set Vanderbilt apart from schools like Wisconsin, Georgia, West Virginia and other who also offer, the hard-charging but caring Vandy coaches were at the top of the list.
"Their coaches are special," Jones said. "They told me and showed me exactly what their plan was for me. They see me as a game changer for their offense. And of course their academics."
Jones say the Vandy coaches envision him playing wide/slot receiver on offense and returning kicks on special teams.
Playmakers help win championships and Jones did just that at American Heritage. Trailing late in the fourth quarter of the playoffs to rival Cardinal Gibbons, American Heritage faced a fourth-and-a long one yard situation. With the team's season on the line, the coaches turned to Jones to make a play. Jones did just that, bursting through the line for a much-needed first down. American Heritage went on to win that second round playoff game, 10-7. Jones finished the contest with 101 yards rushing and was named the Player of the Game. His team went on to win the state championship.
Jones, an excellent student, plans on possibly majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Business.
Vanderbilt is off a great start in its 2018 recruiting efforts. Mason's defense has helped win some big games for Vandy but now the team has taken two steps towards bolstering the offense by securing an outstanding quarterback along with a super talented athlete that should help the team improve even more in scoring offense in the coming seasons.
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— Miles Jones (@milesjones2018) March 26, 2017