USC Trojans wide receiver Velus Jones Jr has reportedly entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Jones previously entered the transfer portal last March, before eventually returning to USC.
#USC wide receiver Velus Jones entered the NCAA Transfer Portal in March and returned to the team in June.
— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) December 30, 2019
Jones visited Tennessee last spring. He also considered transferring to Auburn, before deciding to return to USC for his redshirt junior season.
The Alabama native, who was recruited to USC by current Vols wide receivers coach Tee Martin, caught six passes for 46 yards this past season. His biggest contribution for the Trojans came in the return game. Jones returned 29 kicks for 704 yards and a touchdown in 2019.
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— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 1, 2019
With wide receivers Jauan Jennings and Marquez Callaway moving on after the 2019 season, it might be worth it for the Vols to bring Jones, who would be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer, to Knoxville. The speedy wide receiver would instantly provide Tennessee with experienced depth. He would also be a major asset in the return game.
Plus, we already know that offensive coordinator Jim Chaney knows how to utilize fast wide receivers.
Players can remove their names from the transfer portal at any time.
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