Velus Jones announces his return to Tennessee for 2021

Tennessee Athletics photo by Andrew Ferguson / Tennessee graduate transfer receiver Velus Jones Jr. will use the extra season allowed by the NCAA to play for the Volunteers again in 2021.

Tennessee graduate transfer receiver Velus Jones Jr. has decided to use the extra year of eligibility allotted by the NCAA amid this coronavirus pandemic and will suit up for the 2021 Volunteers.

The 6-foot, 200-pounder from Saraland, Alabama, made the announcement Monday morning via Twitter.

"During a postgame media interview this season, I expressed that I felt like I was back to my high school ways having fun," Jones said. "Growing up, I was raised on SEC football, and now it is my reality. With that being said, I am excited to be returning to Tennessee for my final year."

Jones enrolled at Tennessee this past spring after spending four seasons at Southern California, which included a redshirt year in 2016. He collected 36 catches for 347 yards during his time with the Trojans but was better known as a return specialist, where he set a USC record with 81 career kickoff returns.