Cam'ron Jones

Nebraska safety Cam'ron Jones is leaving the program after one season. 

Cam’ron Jones is leaving the program after one season full of setbacks and injuries.

Jones announced Friday he’s entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal.

“I am forever grateful for the opportunity to experience such an amazing program with the best fan base,” Jones wrote in a message posted to Twitter.

The 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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