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He starred at Mansfield before going to Nebraska. Now he’s headed back to Texas

Mansfield defense makes a statement

UCLA commit Cam'Ron Jones and the Mansfield defense allowed just 85 yards rushing on 33 carries and 13 points to an Arlington offense that was averaging 39.5 points a game.
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UCLA commit Cam'Ron Jones and the Mansfield defense allowed just 85 yards rushing on 33 carries and 13 points to an Arlington offense that was averaging 39.5 points a game.

Cam’Ron Jones, who starred at Euless Trinity and Mansfield, is transferring to SMU, he announced on Wednesday via Twitter.

The four-star defensive back signed his letter of intent with Nebraska. He also announced his commitment to the Huskers on NBC’s Inside High School Sports.

Jones, who graduated in 2018, got hurt in camp while in Lincoln before his freshman season.

He announced his decision to enter the transfer portal in April.

Jones was committed to UCLA while playing with Trinity, where he was voted first-team all-district as a junior, but backed out when Jim Mora Jr. and his staff were fired. Jones went to Mansfield his senior year and helped the Tigers to an 11-2 record, an undefeated district championship and a trip to the regional round.

Jones was voted District Defensive MVP after he made over 110 tackles.

Coming out of high school, Jones was ranked as the No. 23 safety in the nation per 247Sports. He had 14 offers from Nebraska, Baylor, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, UCLA, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Utah and UT-San Antonio.

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