With a National Signing Day approaching fast, Mansfield 4-star safety Cam’ron Jones committed to Nebraska in a live TV broadcast Saturday night.
He also considered Baylor and Ole Miss, but chose the Cornhuskers and new head coach Scott Frost. Signing Day is Feb. 7.
“I’ve built a relationship with coach Frost and everybody there,” Jones said on NBC 5’s Inside High School Sports shortly after 6:30 p.m.
Jones was previously committed to UCLA, but decided to re-open his recruitment following a coaching change by the Bruins. Frost led Central Florida to a 13-0 record and victory over Auburn in the Peach Bowl.
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Frost, 42, is a former quarterback who led the Cornhuskers to a share of the 1997 national championship.
“Coach Frost is just a winner,” Jones said. “Every where he’s been, he’s won, and it’s the same with me. I’m trying to win. I think he can win at Nebraska and turn that program around. I’m there to be part of history.”
Jones recorded 106 tackles in 2017, including 24 stops in the regional playoff game against Waco Midway.
He also played running back, receiver and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, and went on to earn Class 6A All-State honorable mention and Star-Telegram second-team honors.
Mansfield finished 11-2, winning the District 4-6A title, and went to the Class 6A Division II regional round for the second straight season.