Sheriron Jones, a former Tennessee quarterback who played this past season at Mt. San Jacinto College, has committed to New Mexico, according to 24/7 Sports.
Jones was listed as a four-star recruit by all four major recruiting sites coming out of Rancho Verde High School in Moreno, California. He joined the Volunteers in 2015 and redshirted his freshman season. Following his redshirt season, Jones transferred to Colorado. However, his stay at Colorado was short-lived, as less than two weeks later he returned to Tennessee.
“My job is to work with the whole person,” Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre said in a press release following Jones' departure. “Each player is unique and comes with unique needs and concerns. Throughout the past couple of weeks, Sheriron and I have spent a lot of time trying to sort out his circumstances. We have concluded that it is in his best interests for him to return to Tennessee.”
As it turned out, his return to Tennessee only lasted one more year. Following the 2016 season, in which he appeared in one game and completed one pass for two yards, Jones transferred to Mt. San Jacinto College in California. In his one season at MSJC, he earned All-American Mountain Conference honors, starting all 10 games at quarterback for the Eagles, throwing for 2,162 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushed for 345 yards.
Jones will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be immediately eligible, because he played last season at a junior college.
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