Nebraska continues to climb up the national recruiting rankings after last night’s committment from four-star safety Cam’ron Jones. The Mansfield, Texas native is a consensus four-star recruit and currently ranks as the 23rd best safety available in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite.
Jones was previously committed to UCLA, but decided to re-open his recruitment in early December after former UCLA head coach Jim Mora Jr was fired. Jones was also considering Baylor and Ole Miss, but his two recruiting trips to Lincoln over the past six weeks obviously made a huge impression.
“I’ve built a relationship with coach Frost and everybody there,” Jones explained during an interview with Inside High School Sports, which is aired on the NBC affiliate in Fort Worth. “Coach Frost is just a winner. Everywhere he’s been, he’s won. And it’s the same with me. I’m trying to win. I think he can win at Nebraska and turn that program around. I’m there to be part of history.”
The addition of a highly regarded four-star safety led to another bump for NU in the national recruiting rankings. Rivals now has Nebraska ranked as the #18 recruiting class in the country, while the 247 Composite rankings bumped the Huskers up to #23. Nebraska now has the fourth best recruiting class in the Big Ten, behind Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan.