It appears that former University of Texas wide receiver Cayleb Jones will be transferring to the join the Wildcats at the University of Arizona. Jones, who found himself in hot water in Austin after an altercation between himself and a Longhorn tennis player, was a highly touted recruit out of high school, ranked in the ESPN 150, but only managed two catches for 25 yards in 11 games for Texas last season.
Cayleb’s father, Robert, spoke briefly about the decision to the Arizona Daily Star:
The second time around, he looked at the scenario and wanted to go to a program where he would have a chance to play right away. Some schools, you have to go and wait in line and have a lot of other guys ahead of you. Others, you have a chance to be an impact guy right away.
Robert Jones also said that Mac Brown, despite suspending Cayleb for his incident off the field, was incredibly supportive throughout the whole transfer process:
Coach Brown didn’t give enough credit in how he oversaw Cayleb in his decision. It wasn’t easy for him to see Cayleb go.
Cayleb will have to sit out the 2013 season due to transfer rules, but he will have three years of eligibility for Rich Rodriguez and the Wildcats.
[Source: Arizona Daily Star]