Cayleb Jones To Transfer

Texas receiver Cayleb Jones will transfer from the Longhorn program and has been given an unconditional release from his scholarship.

An Austin native who attended Austin High, Jones was suspended from the team for breaking the jaw of a Texas tennis player in a fight. Because of that incident, Jones was suspended from joining team action over the summer. He played as a true freshman last season.

Jones's parents, Robert and Maneesha Jones, confirmed Cayleb's decision to transfer.

"We want to thank coach Brown, coach Wyatt and all of the staff for everything they've done for Cayleb and our family," Robert Jones said. "We've really enjoyed being a part of the Texas program, but we've talked about the situation as a family, and we think it's best for Cayleb to get a fresh start and transfer to another school. We know he will miss his teammates and playing for the Longhorns, but we believe this move is in his best interest."

Jones played in 11 games as a backup wide receiver as in 2013. He had two receptions for 35 yards and a 10-yard run on the year.

"We've talked to the Jones family and realize this was a very difficult decision," Brown said. "Cayleb is looking for a fresh start, and we understand that and are appreciative of everything he did for Texas. We will support him as he moves forward and wish him the best of luck in the future."

In Jones's absence, Kendall Sanders emerged as the likely first-team receiver opposite returning starters Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley. Sanders is suspended for the first game of the season against New Mexico State. Don't be surprised if incoming freshman Jake Oliver, a summer standout, replaces Jones as a big-bodied target.

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