Here’s something you don’t see very often. Former Tennessee freshman quarterback Sheriron Jones, who tried to transfer to Colorado earlier this month, will be returning to Knoxville after the Buffaloes reportedly released Jones from his scholarship. Take a look at the official statement on the matter from Colorado head football coach Mike MacIntyre:
“My job is to work with the whole person. Each player is unique and comes with unique needs and concerns. Throughout the past couple of weeks, Sheriron and I have spent a lot of time trying to sort out his circumstances. We have concluded that it is in his best interests for him to return to Tennessee.”
This was originally reported by Ryan Koenigsberg of BSNBuffs.com.
This may be news to many people, but there is actually an NCAA rule that allows athletes planning to transfer elsewhere to return to their previous school within a 14-day period. It’s essentially a transfer return policy that’s rarely used.
Jones was recruited by the Vols as a 4-star dual-threat quarterback out of Moreno Valley, CA. He redshirted the 2015 season as a freshman before attempting to transfer to Colorado.
We’ll report more information on this story as it becomes available.