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Three-star defensive back from Alabama decommits from Vols

Three-star defensive back Jay Jones has decommitted from Tennessee, he announced on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

“I am no longer committed to the University Of Tennessee,” Jones tweeted, following a tweet that said, “My recruitment is still 100% open.”

Jones, ranked a three-star prospect by the 247Sports composite rankings, is considered the No. 892 overall player in the country. He’s ranked as the 79th-best corner and the 36th-best player in the state of Alabama.

The 6-foot-1, 200 lbs. defensive back was one of the first recruits in the class of 2021 to commit to the Vols. Jones committed on July 4, 2019 after earning a scholarship offer at one of Tennessee’s camps two months earlier.

Jones is the fifth recruit to decommit from the Vols since Thanksgiving. He joins five-star linebacker Terrence Lewis, four-star corner Damarius McGhee, four-star tight end Hudson Wolfe and three-star defensive end Darrell Jackson to decommit from UT.

Tennessee’s 2021 recruiting class is now down to 23 commitments, but still ranks No. 14 overall in the country and fifth-best in the SEC.

The Vols currently have commitments from five players who are expected to play in the secondary. Three-star Christian Charles and three-star Elijah Howard are expected to play corner, while four-star Kaemen Marley, three-star Edwin White and three-star De’Shawn Rucker are expected to play safety.

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  1. Good Article Ben. Sucks to lose talent, but he didn’t quite look right in Orange anyway 😛 We have heard all of the talk about guys not being fully committed to the program. We would be better off with some 3 star homers who love UT, then a lot of these 4 and 5 stars (not in this case) who seem to go through the motions at times. The pride that those guys played with in the 90s made me proud. Even the ones from Bama like this kid (Tee) were proud to be out there and played their hearts out for us. That is the thing that makes SEC football special to begin with. I am ranting. Fare well, young man.

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