Nebraska football's top in-state target gets new SEC offer

The Nebraska football team is working hard to keep Christian Jones at home, but now there's a new team to fight off.
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If there is a single player that the Nebraska football team can’t afford to lose out on in the 2025 class, it’s almost certainly Christain Jones. The Omaha Westside linebacker is considered the top prospect in the state and one of the best at his position.

The Huskers had previous seen Notre Dame as the top rival for Jones, considering the number of former teammates that are on the Fighting Irish these days. Now it looks like a new contender is coming out of the SEC.

The Tennessee Volunteers career the latest team to give Christian Jones an official offer. Even if the Vols don’t leap to the top of the board as someone who can elbow their way past the Nebraska Cornhuskers, their offer does show something.

The Nebraska football team is going to be fighting off all comers for Christian Jones all the way to siging day. In many ways, it appears that Jones is this year’s version of Carter Nelson, all the way down to the Fighting Irish being one of the top pursuers outside the state.

The other similarity might be that at this point, it still feels like the Cornhuskers are very much in the driver’s seat. And considering how sought-after some of the most talented players in Nebraska are by other teams these days, that seems like a decent accomplishment. 

Nebraska football holding onto Christian Jones for now

The further we move into spring and summer, the more recruiting for the Westside linebacker is likely to get. He’s now got 19 total offers and programs are coming after him from all over the country.

Even if Jones still looks like a safe bet for now, it’s also a safe assumption that the pressure is on for Matt Rhule to keep him in the fold