Sheriron Jones could be a pleasant New Year's surprise for a major program in 2015.
Scout national analyst Greg Biggins says the four-star prospect has “pocket mobility” and doesn’t tuck the football and run it at the first sign of trouble.
The 6-foot-2, 188-pound right-hander had been committed to the Florida Gators since June 8. However, the coaching change from Will Muschamp to Jim McElwain created a divorce and put Jones back on the market.
Biggins says the nation’s No. 233-ranked prospect in the 2015 signing class is “definitely an SEC guy.” After parting ways with Florida, three schools jumped into the picture — Nebraska, Ole Miss and Tennessee.
Given Jones’ desire to play in the SEC, it’s believed the Moreno Valley, California, native is destined to play his college ball in either Knoxville or Oxford.
If redshirt sophomore Nathan Peterman elects to leave the program for a greater shot at a starting job, then sophomore Dobbs becomes the loan scholarship quarterback with game experience. More importantly the back-up quarterback figures to be a true freshman.
Jones could be a player ready to hop into the competition to back up Dobbs or potentially even beat out the former four-star.
“It’s always easier to beat out a guy in your own class,” Biggins said.
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IT Radio: Could Jones be a Vol?