September 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Paul Jones' future at Penn State is in question.
Jones was spotted on campus Wednesday morning, and though he didn't have much to say, he cast doubt on his future with the Nittany Lions.
"Yeah, I don't know," Jones said when asked if he was currently with the team. He offered no further comment.
A StateCollege.com report earlier in the morning stated the quarterback-turned-tight end was not currently with the team, citing an anonymous source.
Quarterback Matt McGloin said Jones was not at practice on Tuesday and added he didn't know where Jones stood with the coaching staff. McGloin said he was shocked when he first heard the news that Jones may not return to the team, but didn't know any certainty about Jones' future with the team.
"Whether he comes back or whether he decides to leave, I wish him the best of luck," McGloin said.
Jones, a redshirt sophomore, was recently converted into a tight end after spending his first two seasons as a quarterback. He competed with McGloin throughout the spring as a signal caller and was listed as the No. 2 quarterback at the beginning of the season, but he has since been jumped on the depth chart by true freshman Steven Bench.
The 6-foot-3, 258-pound McKees Rocks native was listed as the second-string "F" tight end and the third option at quarterback on this week's depth chart for the team's Big Ten opener at Illinois.
Jones played in his first collegiate game on Sept. 15 against Navy and made one catch for seven yards. Last week against Temple, Jones had one carry which went for a loss of seven.