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Deion Jones commits to Cornhuskers

Updated: August 10, 2011, 7:53 AM ET
By Jamie Newberg
Linebacker Deion Jones (New Orleans, La./Jesuit) committed on Tuesday to play for Nebraska.

"My parents love their academics and physical therapy and sports medicine. They are a defensive-minded school and I like that about them, especially being a linebacker," Jones said.

Jones, 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, is being recruited to play weakside linebacker for Nebraska. While he loved the Cornhuskers, things almost didn't work out because of the distance.

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