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The University of Colorado has released quarterback Sheriron Jones from his scholarship so that the redshirt freshman can return to the University of Tennessee, CU football coach Mike MacIntyre said

Friday.

"My job is to work with the whole person," MacIntyre said in a release. "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."

Jones had transferred to CU from Tennessee earlier this month; there is an NCAA rule that allows a student-athlete to return to the school he transferred from if he decides to do so within a 14-day window.

A four-star recruit in 2015 from Rancho Verde (Calif.) High School, Jones is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound dual-threat quarterback. He would have to sit out the 2016 season due to the NCAA transfer rule, but would have had three years of eligibility remaining.

CU currently has five quarterbacks on the roster, all of whom are expected to return this season: seniors Sefo Liufau (a three-year starter) and Jordan Gehrke, junior walk-on T.J. Patterson, sophomore Cade Apsay and redshirt freshman Steven Montez.



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