Published Monday, January 20, 2014 AT 2:32 PM / Updated at 2:45 PM
Recruiting: Chris Jones flips from Purdue to Nebraska
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska picked up a key defensive back commitment Monday when Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood cornerback Chris Jones flipped from Purdue to the Huskers. Jones visited NU this weekend, then received an in-home visit from coaches Bo Pelini, John Papuchis, Charlton Warren and Rich Fisher. Their pitch to Jones’ family, Jones said, sealed the deal.

“The main thing my family and I liked was how Coach Pelini is with his players,” said Jones, a 6-foot, 170-pound three-star prospect. “He loves his players a lot, he does a lot for them, and he’s a family guy. I’d love to be a around a who cares about his players.”

Jones said Warren — hired Friday by Pelini to the Huskers’ secondary coach — “believes in working hard for you what you want.”

“He said everybody comes in with clean slate and works hard for what they want,” Jones said.

Here’s a Tweet from Warren:

Jones joins Pflugerville, Texas cornerback Trai Mosley as the other corner in NU’s class. The Huskers will host another corner prospect, Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay star Deion Hallmon, this weekend for an official visit.

Nebraska now has 19 verbal commitments for the 2014 class.

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