Cam'ron Jones was a potential candidate to play as a true freshman in 2018, but injuries forced him to sit out the season as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Mansfield HS)
Jones was one of the nation’s top defensive back prospects for Mansfield High School in Texas. Jones had 106 tackles and two forced fumbles for Mansfield and Coach Daniel Maberry as a senior, helping the Tigers to an 11-2 record in 2017. In the regional round of the state playoffs, Jones registered 24 tackles against Waco Midway. He also played running back and receiver for Mansfield and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. Jones was named a second-team Class 6A all-state selection by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Previously, Jones played for Euless Trinity High School, where he was a first-team all-district selection as a junior.
Jones also visited Baylor and Ole Miss before choosing the Huskers and had offers from UCLA, Colorado, Oklahoma and Utah among others. He was listed among the nation’s top 200 recruits by Rivals and top 300 recruits in the 247Sports Composite rankings. A consensus four-star prospect, Rivals listed Jones as the No. 18 safety in the nation.