Could the Vols be going for the trifecta at the quarterback position in the 2015 recruiting class?
News broke Saturday afternoon that Florida commitment Sheriron Jones has de-committed from the Gators and has now named Tennessee is new leader. Jones is a 6-3, 195-pound quarterback from Moreno Valley, Calif.
This is an interesting development for the Vols, who already have two quarterback commitments in their 2015 class in Quenten Dormady and Jauan Jennings, both of which are expected to enroll early at UT after they graduate from high school this semester. The Vols will only have two returning scholarship quarterbacks on the roster in rising juniors Joshua Dobbs and Nathan Peterman.
Jones is a decorated high school signal caller – an Elite 11 finalist and an invitee to the Semper Fidelis All-American Game. He is a consensus four-star prospect that is ranked as the No. 141 overall player in the nation and the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by 247Sports.
“Jones is an exciting playmaker,” ESPN.com wrote in a scouting report. “He is a cool customer and does a nice job of executing the offense. Improvement as a pocket passer will determine his future under center at the next level. Has a high upside in the spread offense and at times can be very difficult to defend.”
It’ll be interesting to see how this one all plays out with two quarterbacks already in the fold and class size limited for the Vols.