Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher is at it again. Jaiden Francois, a 4-star defensive back from South Dade High School in Homestead, Florida, committed to Nebraska on Wednesday.
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Francois (6-0, 185) visited Nebraska for the matchup against Wisconsin in November after de-committing from Miami’s class on Oct. 4.
“This have been a crazy journey. My mind have been all over the place,” Francois tweeted at the time. “I need to make sure I'm making the best decision for me and not for everyone else. My recruitment is open. Will announce my dicison on national signing day.”
However, that wasn’t the first time Francois has de-committed from the Hurricanes. He initially left the class after Mark Richt retired, but changed his mind shortly after and committed to the class again. It seemed unlikely that Francois would join Miami’s 2020 class for a third time after his October de-commitment, however he did take one final official visit over the last weekend which had some wondering.
It didn’t matter though. Nebraska was abe to get Francois to leave the Sunshine State and head to Lincoln. In addition to the Huskers and Hurricanes, Francois held offers from the likes of Auburn, Florida State, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Oregon.
Francois is also a talented playmaker who likely projects as more of a safety than cornberback at the collegiate level. You can find his senior-season highlights below.