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.”
I am no longer committed to the University Of Tennessee ?‼️@ChadSimmons_
— jay jones (@jayjone38930434) December 10, 2020
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.