Report: Tennessee quarterback Sheriron Jones receives release to transfer
For the second time in his career, Sheriron Jones is leaving the Tennessee program.
According to college football insider Ryan Bartow, the backup Tennessee quarterback has already been given his release to transfer from Butch Jones’ program. Sheriron Jones left after his first season in Knoxville and transferred to Colorado, making the unusual decision to return to Tennessee after spending time with the Buffaloes.
Jones attempted only one pass during his Tennessee career, which came last season against Tennessee Tech. He gained some notoriety from Volunteer fans after his sideline efforts against Virginia Tech. Down two scores early in the game, Jones took it upon himself to fire up the stagnant Tennessee offense. The Vols responded by outscoring the Hokies 45-10 the rest of the game.
— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) May 2, 2017
Jones was a four-star recruit in Tennessee’s 2015 recruiting class. Jones has not expected to be a factor in Tennessee’s ongoing quarterback competition between junior Quinten Dormady and redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano.
With Jones gone from the team, Tennessee is down to three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster heading into the summer — Dormady, Guarantano, and true freshman Will McBride. If the loser of the quarterback competition also decides to leave, Tennessee will be dangerously thin at the position for the 2017 season.