- Associated Press - Friday, January 22, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Quarterback Sheriron Jones, who transferred from Tennessee to Colorado earlier this month, may be heading back to his original school.

Colorado announced Friday it has released Jones from his scholarship so that he could return to Tennessee.

Tennessee athletic department Ryan Robinson said he is aware of the statement Colorado issued, but he added that he couldn’t confirm anything until Tennessee receives official paperwork granting Jones’ release from Colorado.

“My job is to work with the whole person,” Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said in a statement. “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.”

In a university release announcing the move, Colorado said the NCAA allows a student-athlete to return to the school he transferred from if he decides to do so within a 14-day window.

Jones, who is from Perris, California, redshirted this season and has four years of eligibility remaining. Jones was rated as a consensus four-star recruit when he signed with Tennessee in February.

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AP college website: collegefootball.ap.org

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