LINCOLN — One of Nebraska’s highest-rated defenders in the 2020 class has decided to play elsewhere.
Defensive back Jaiden Francois is entering the NCAA transfer portal, he announced Friday on social media.
“My recruitment is now officially open,” he tweeted.
The 6-foot-1, 182-pound prospect from South Dade High School in Miami is the second four-star safety to depart from NU. Miami Central standout and fellow 2020 recruit Henry Gray transferred to Florida International last month. Both Gray and Francois were early enrollees with the Huskers, though Francois was among the last players to return to campus in early July.
Francois had twice committed to Miami before being part of a dramatic signing day ceremony last December at his high school when he left the gymnasium multiple times and spoke to Nebraska coaches on the phone.
Nebraska has now lost 15 scholarship players with remaining eligibility since the end of last season. During the past four months, that includes quarterback Noah Vedral (Rutgers), Gray (FIU) and receiver JD Spielman.
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