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Breon Dixon disrupts a pass from Tennessee-Martin quarterback Troy Cook during a game in September. Dixon announced Sunday he is transferring to Nebraska from Ole Miss.


You want nuggets?

Scott Frost dropped an interesting one Wednesday morning on BTN as he discussed key commitments from outside linebacker Caleb Tannor and defensive back Cam Taylor.

"We definitely had some needs and holes we needed to fill," the first-year Nebraska head coach said. "Safety was one of them. We feel like we signed as good a class at safety as anyone in the country."

Seniors Antonio Reed and Aaron Williams lead a relatively small group of returners at the two safety spots. So, the Huskers, in their class of 2018, added Cam'ron Jones of Mansfield, Texas; C.J. Smith of West Palm Beach, Florida, Deontai Williams of Jones County (Mississippi) Junior College and perhaps Ole Miss transfer Breon Dixon, who could be slotted at multiple positions.

Nebraska defensive coaches like defenders who can fill different spots. So players such as Dixon and Williams aren't necessarily bound-and-tied to safety.

Same goes for the 6-3, 190-pound Smith, who seems to understand Nebraska's immediate need for help in the secondary.

"My main goal is to come in and start right away at free safety or corner," he said. "Either way, I just want to bring that South Florida swag to Nebraska."

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