QB Sheriron Jones Transfers Back to the Vols

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    A mere two weeks after announcing his transfer to the University of Colorado, redshirt freshman quarterback Sheriron Jones is coming back to Tennessee.

    A release from Colorado on Friday afternoon revealed that the university had released Jones from his scholarship from Colorado and that Jones intends on transferring back to the Vols as soon as possible.

    The release can be seen below:

    According to Tennessee spokesperson Ryan Robinson, UT cannot confirms Jones’s return until the paperwork has been filled out and received that accompanies his release. As noted in the statement from Colorado, special exemptions are made for athletes who decide to transfer back to their original schools as long as it is within 14 days of the original transfer. Jones just barely made that window.

    Jones was a four-star quarterback in the 2015 class and redshirted his freshman season with the Vols as the No. 3 quarterback behind starter Joshua Dobbs and fellow freshman Quinten Dormady.

    Competition figured to be a factor in Jones’s decision to leave the Vols in early January, as Tennessee already had Dobbs and Dormady and are expected to bring in highly-touted quarterback Jarrett Guarantano in the 2016 class.

    There’s no word yet on whether or not Jones will have to sit out a year since he is technically transferring back, but evidence would suggest he won’t have to and will be eligible to play if needed in 2016. But we will have more details to come as they are available.

    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.