Nebraska has its first commit of the Scott Frost era. C.J. Smith, a 4-star safety, announced his commitment to Nebraska on Sunday evening.
C.J. Smith commits to Nebraska
— Cj Smith (@Cj_Csmith) December 10, 2017
Smith is a big pickup for Frost and his staff in Lincoln. Rated as the No. 309 prospect in the 2018 class, Smith also was considering Oklahoma, Florida and others. A West Palm Beach, Fla., native, Smith built a relationship with Frost while he was at UCF.
Smith got a home visit from new Nebraska linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt last week.
— Cj Smith (@Cj_Csmith) December 4, 2017
Smith’s commitment comes on the heels of bad recruiting news for the Huskers. Joshua Moore, a 4-star wide receiver, announced his de-commitment from the program just about an hour before Smith’s commitment.
Smith’s news was much more welcomed at the Nebraska facility.
— Ryan Held (@CoachRHeld) December 10, 2017
Nebraska’s 2018 class is back to eight verbal commitments with Smith’s pledge. He’s the second-ranked recruit in the group behind only 4-star tight end Cameron Jurgens. Nebraska’s class was ranked 82nd in the country in the 247Sports composite after Smith’s commitment.