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What are the chances we get/take Cam Jefferies? Bryan N., via Facebook
Nebraska and defensive backs coach Travis Fisher maintain their activity in the graduate transfer and junior college transfer markets in search of some necessary help in the secondary. In the last week or so, we’ve definitely gotten the sense the staff believes Fisher could use another body or two that can come in and take meaningful snaps in 2018.
It’s also important to remember that Fisher had, at times this spring, three scholarship cornerbacks to work with. Still, the secondary as a whole is thin, even with the arrival of the incoming freshmen a few weeks ago.
Cameron Jefferies is a name that has come up recently. Let’s establish one thing, the Bowling Green graduate transfer is definitely a take for the Huskers.
Jefferies, as a sophomore last season, recorded 36 tackles, broke up 6 passes and snagged an interception. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound player had 10 tackles at Michigan State in the Falcons’ season opener.
The corner’s sophomore status may confuse some, but Jefferies apparently was part of a program that allowed him to receive college credit in high school. He’s also finishing up his degree this summer, so it’s likely that any move will not be official until training camp opens at the earliest. If Jefferies does graduate, he should be available for 2018, assuming he can be accepted and enrolled into a graduate program at that time.
Nebraska added cornerback Will Jackson last week as a junior college transfer who will be eligible this season. The Huskers couldn’t reel in Notre Dame grad transfer Nick Watkins a couple of days later, though. Maybe Jefferies provides them with a shot at actually bringing in two new secondary players with college playing experience.
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