Former Alabama running back Tyren Jones is headed to another school in the SEC.
Jones, who played in junior college this past season after being dismissed from Alabama last spring, committed to South Carolina on Sunday, per Sports Talk Radio Network’s Phil Kornblut.
The 5-foot-9, 215-pound Jones is commit No. 23 for South Carolina’s recruiting class under first-year coach Will Muschamp.
Jones was part of Alabama’s ridiculous 2013 recruiting class that featured four of the nation’s top running backs, including eventual Heisman winner Derrick Henry. Jones signed with the Crimson Tide over UGA out of Walton High School in Marietta, Ga.
The other running backs in that famous Alabama class, along with Henry and Jones, were Alvin Kamara and the late Altee Tenpenny. Kamara transferred after his freshman season from Alabama to Hutchinson junior college – and Kamara returned to another SEC school (Tennessee) last season. Jones followed a similar path, playing at the Kansas junior college this past season.
Last March, Jones was dismissed from Alabama after being arrested on the charge of marijuana possession, per al.com’s Michael Casagrande. And that happened when he was already suspended indefinitely from the Crimson Tide for other reasons.
This past season, Jones rushed for 655 yards and five touchdowns at Hutchinson.
— Will Muschamp (@CoachWMuschamp) January 24, 2016