Tennessee’s quarterback depth took a hit Tuesday as redshirt sophomore Sheriron Jones was granted a release from the team…once again.
Football spokesperson Ryan Robinson was unsure if Jones would actually transfer, but most signs point to yes.
Jones (Rancho Verde, CA) was a 4-star recruit in 2015 and was ranked the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the nation. He was originally committed to Florida before signing with UT. While at Tennessee, Jones only appeared in one game (Tennessee Tech) and completed one pass for two yards.
This isn’t the first time Jones has left the program. Last January, he transferred to Colorado because he was “homesick and wanted to play in the Pac-12.” However, the Buffaloes released him within two weeks and he decided to rejoin the Vols. While Jones never really did anything on the field, he apparently did a lot off it. He received a lot of credit for hyping up the team to rally against Virginia Tech.
It means something to Sheriron Jones. pic.twitter.com/PmLJEFEAvK
— Houston Kress (@VolRumorMill) September 11, 2016
Jones was receiving third/fourth team reps this spring behind Quinten Dormady, Jarrett Guarantano, and freshman Will McBride. Tennessee now has three scholarship quarterbacks, including walk-on sophomore Zac Jancek.