Former Florida QB leaving Deion Sanders' Jackson State program after 6 games
Jalon Jones’ run at Jackson State didn’t last very long.
When Jackson State opened the Deion Sanders era this spring, Jones was the team’s starting quarterback. After starting the season with a 3-0 record, Jackson State struggled in back-to-back losses, which led Sanders to bench Jones.
Jackson State then lost to Alabama A&M and is currently 3-3 on the season.
Following the Alabama A&M loss, Jones has announced he will enter the NCAA transfer portal for the second time during his college career.
“My time here at 1400 Jr. Lynch street has been nothing short of amazing. The memories and relationships that I have made here will stay with me for the rest of my life,” Jones posted. “I’m proud to call myself a true Jacksonian. To my teammates who I fought with, I want to give a special shout-out to them. I formed a brotherhood with you guys that I’ll have for life.”
Before arriving at Jackson State, Jones signed with Dan Mullen’s Florida program as a member of the 2019 recruiting cycle. Jones was rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 10 dual-threat quarterback in the country for the 2019 recruiting cycle.
Jones never played for the Gators, as he left the program just over three months after enrolling in Gainesville.