Linebacker Kellen Jones has already transferred twice, and that number will rise to three now that he has graduated from Clemson and will head to Wisconsin. Evan Flood of 247 Sports reported Jones’ decision.
It’s been an interesting path for Jones, whose college path started in February 2011 when he committed to Michigan as a three-star recruit. Six months later, before he could even play a down for the Wolverines, he decided to transfer to Oklahoma. Seven months after that, he chose to head to Clemson along with former Sooners defensive coordinator Brent Venables.
Now, so long as he enrolls in a graduate program not offered by Clemson, he will be able to play immediately for Wisconsin this coming season. Though his path has defined unconventional, there’s no denying that Jones has enough talent that he will surely find some sort of role that fits under Wisconsin first-year head coach Paul Chryst. In one year with Oklahoma and two at Clemson, he has 38 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.
Wisconsin is fairly set at linebacker with Vince Biegel, Leon Jacobs and Joe Schobert returning this season, but doesn’t have much experience on the roster at that position otherwise. Thus, Jones can at least add some depth and provide some leadership in the locker room.
The Badgers open the season against Alabama on September 5, in a game set to be played at Dallas’ AT&T Stadium.
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