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Former Gators QB Leaving Deion Sanders’ Jackson State Program After Just Six Games

Jalon Jones was a top-10 dual-threat quarterback coming out of high school in 2019. After being heavily recruited by several prominent programs, the four-star Virginia native chose to take his talents to Florida.

Unfortunately, he didn’t last long in Gainesville.

Just three months after enrolling, Jones left the Gators to join Jackson State. Considering the hype around that program, it wasn’t a terrible choice. Jones was the team’s starter for the first three games this spring season, but was ultimately benched after back-to-back losses to Alabama State and Southern.

Now it looks like Jones is ready to jump ship again. He took to Twitter late last week to announce his intentions to enter the transfer portal once again.

“My time here at 1400 Jr. Lynch street has been nothing short of amazing. The memories and relationships that I have made here will stay with me for the rest of my life,” Jones tweeted. “I’m proud to call myself a true Jacksonian.”

In 2020, Jones completed 55.6 percent of his 144 pass attempts for 1,040 yards, 12 touchdowns and only three interceptions. He also added another 395 yards and two scores on the ground in those five games.

The Tigers are now 3-3 in Deion Sanders’ first season, after dropping another loss to Alabama A&M.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. Pretty sure he left Florida because he was accused of two rapes within the 3 months on campus. One of the players that was supposed to be his roommate was a five star db who left for USC after the accusations. He apparently told the coaching staff he didnt want to be Jones’ roommate and they did nothing. Not one of Mullen’s best moments.

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