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Redshirt freshman safety Cam’ron Jones will not be returning for another season with the Nebraska football program, first confirmed by a report from 247 Sports.

Jones committed to the Huskers in January 2018 as a four-star prospect out of Mansfield, Texas, and was one of the most highly touted recruits in Scott Frost’s first Nebraska recruiting class. Injuries have plagued him since coming to Lincoln, which kept him on the sideline for all of the 2018 season.

The 6-foot, 200-pounder has faced competition at the safety position, which is a loaded spot on the Huskers’ roster. Juniors Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke, return after strong 2018 showings, while Cam Taylor and redshirt freshman C.J. Smith made strides in spring ball.

The Huskers’ 2019 recruiting class also included a talented crop of defensive backs who will be on campus in June, in Myles Farmer, Noa Pola-Gates, Quinton Newsome and Javin Wright.   

Jones becomes the fourth Husker to leave the team since the end of spring practice, following linebackers Breon Dixon and Quayshon Alexander and punter Caleb Lightbourn.

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