Tennessee’s already outstanding recruiting class took another huge step up on Thursday with the announcement that 4-star quarterback Sheriron Jones had committed to Butch Jones and the University of Tennessee.
I have officially committed to the university of Tennessee!!!!!!!!! Goooooooo VOL NATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— sheriron_jones3 (@gullyboyjonezy) January 8, 2015
With Quinten Dormady and Jauan Jennings already enrolled in school, Sheriron Jones – a Moreno Valley, California native – becomes Tennessee’s third 4-star quarterback in the 2015 class and the Vol’s highest rated player at the position.
Jones originally committed to Florida in June, but the consequent firing of Will Muschamp caused Jones to decommit from the Gators and open up his recruitment in early December. Upon decommitting from UF, Jones announced Tennessee as his leader and will be taking his official visit to Knoxville on the weekend of January 16th.
Here’s all you need to know about the newest Volunteer quarterback:
Dual Threat Quarterback
6’3, 195 pounds
Moreno Valley, California (Rancho Verde)
Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Nebraska, Maryland
RTI Average: 4-stars
Jones is a heady player with plenty of athletic ability to escape the pocket and make plays down the field with his feet. He’s already to the point where he knows how to manipulate safeties with his eyes before zeroing in on his target and delivering the football – a sign of an advanced quarterback for his age. He isn’t afraid to hang in the pocket and deliver passes under pressure when necessary, but also has enough awareness to elude pressure while keeping his eyes focused downfield. He doesn’t have the strongest arm, but he has good footwork and a nice release which make him very accurate with the football. He’s an Elite-11 quarterback with tons of upside in a system such as the one Tennessee runs.