Cam’ron Jones, a 4-star safety from Mansfield, Texas, signed with Nebraska on Wednesday. He previously committed to the Huskers on Jan. 27. His commitment gives Nebraska’s secondary and 2018 recruiting class a much-needed boost, helping the Huskers’ class jump in the recruiting rankings.
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Jones previously was committed to UCLA, but he de-committed from the Bruins on Dec. 4. Nebraska coach Scott Frost and his staff offered him only three days later. Jones then quickly scheduled an official visit to Lincoln the weekend of Dec. 15-17.
Jones’ commitment is a big one for the Huskers because he is considered one of the best safeties in the country.
Weight: 200 pounds
Hometown: Mansfield, Texas (Mansfield High)
Ranking: 4-star prospect, No. 36 player in Texas, No. 23 safety in Class of 2018
Committed: Jan. 27
How he fits in: As Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca stated when Jones committed, the secondary has been a primary need for Frost and his staff. Frost wanted to improve upon the lack of scholarship defensive backs on the roster, so Jones fits that need perfectly. He was the third safety and fourth defensive back to commit to the Huskers since Frost became Nebraska’s coach.
Jones has great size for a safety and is good in coverage and run support. He is also an excellent tackler and a physical player.
Player evaluation: “Jones is a great safety prospect who is a recruiting target for plenty of high-major football programs. Jones’ frame has filled out as he has matured. We like him as an in-the-box-style safety who will attack the run. Jones has verified 40 speed in the [4.5-second range] and is a track athlete during the spring. He flashes good closing speed on the gridiron and can deliver the big hit, or break on a throw to make a play on the ball. He plays with an attacking and physical style.” — Gabe Brooks/Greg Powers, 247Sports
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