Cam'ron Jones

Cam'ron Jones spent one season at Nebraska but never saw the field, missing his freshman year with a shoulder injury.

Former Husker safety Cam'ron Jones, who announced last month he's leaving Nebraska, is headed back to Texas.

Jones announced Wednesday he'll continue his college career at SMU. The Mustangs went 5-7 last season and finished fourth in the West Division of the American Athletic Conference.

Jones, a redshirt freshman from Mansfield, Texas, was a much-ballyhooed part of NU’s 2018 recruiting class. Jones redshirted his first season at Nebraska after a shoulder injury kept him out of many practices and every game.

As Jones sat, other safeties — including Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke — progressed. Jones returned to practice this spring — coach Scott Frost said he was “killing it in the weight room” — but didn’t appear in the spring game.

Williams and Dismuke are likely NU’s top options at safety, though defensive backs coach Travis Fisher moved senior Eric Lee to the position during spring practices. Beyond that trio, there’s CJ Smith — who missed spring rehabbing a knee injury — and several incoming freshmen, including Quinton Newsome and Myles Farmer. JoJo Domann can also play safety, but appears to be NU’s starter at “Cinco” outside linebacker against spread teams.

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