Nebraska football has its third departure in as many days as redshirt freshman defensive back Cam'ron Jones will seek a transfer a source confirmed to Hail Varsity. Linebackers Breon Dixon and Quayshon Alexander are also transferring.
Jones was one of the most highly-ranked players in Nebraska's 2018 class. A 4-star prospect from Mansfield, Texas, Jones had a Hail Varsity Rating of 90.6, which ranked sixth among 2018 Nebraska signees. He visited Baylor and Ole Miss, in addition to Nebraska, and chose the Huskers over offers from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and UCLA among others.
Injuries forced Jones to redshirt his true freshman season, but he was thought to be in the mix at safety this spring where Nebraska needed to replace three seniors from 2018. But Jones did not take part in the spring game and missed at least one practice during the spring session due to academic reasons.
Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke were Nebraska's top two safeties with the first-team defense in the spring game. The Huskers still have at least one scholarship freshman at the position. C.J. Smith appeared in two games last year before suffering a season-ending injury and taking a redshirt year. True freshmen and 2019 signees Myles Farmer and Noa Pola-Gates will join the program this summer and could be a fit at safety.
Sophomore Cam Taylor, a true freshman who played at cornerback in 2018, also spent time at safety this spring.