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:
QB Sheriron Jones has reportedly been released from his scholarship from Colorado and will be coming back to UT. pic.twitter.com/76bjBKHiZP
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) January 22, 2016
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.