Former Tennessee quarterback Sheriron Jones has officially decided where he will be transferring for next season.
Ryan Bartow of 247Sports announced on Friday that Jones plans to transfer to Independence Community College in Kansas. And according to Bartow, Jones will attempt to return to FBS football for the 2018 season and will have two years of eligibility left.
Breaking Scoop: Ex #Tennessee quarterback Sheriron Jones signs w/ Independence (KS) CC. Will bounce back to D 1 next spring & be a 2-for-2
— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) June 2, 2017
Jones originally announced a transfer to Colorado in January of 2016 before coming back to Tennessee just two weeks after his transfer announcement. Jones didn’t see the field at all in 2015 and briefly appeared in the Vols’ 55-0 victory over Tennessee Tech. Jones completed his lone pass in that game for two yards, and those would be the only stats he would officially record as a Vol.
Jones is probably most well known at Tennessee for his actions on the sideline rather than anything he did on the field. Jones was seen giving a passionate speech to his teammates during the Battle at Bristol while the Vols trailed Virginia Tech early in the game. Tennessee would go on to win 45-24, and Jones became a fan favorite after the game.
Independence is one of the more well-known community colleges in the nation, and several of their former players have gone on to play in the NFL. The Pirates have three other quarterbacks on the roster currently: Dominic Webb, Jonathan Banks, and Alin Edouard. All three saw time last season with Banks shouldering the bulk of the load.