November 12, 2012 at 7:56 PM
Former Penn State quarterback Paul Jones is taking his talents to Moon Township
Jones, who left Penn State's roster in late September, tweeted Monday he plans to transfer to Robert Morris.
"I’ll be going to school at Robert Morris University and will be playing football there," Jones tweeted.
The McKees Rocks native will get to play close to home and be eligible to suit up next season for Robert Morris, an FCS team.
A four-star recruit out of Sto-Rox High School, it never panned out for Jones at Penn State. In three years in Happy Valley, the 6-foot-3 signal caller played in just two games and never attempted a pass.
Jones redshirted in 2010 and was academically ineligible last season, but finally got on the field a few months ago — though it wasn't as a quarterback. Jones was part of a three-player position battle for the Nittany Lions' quarterback spot in the spring, which was eventually won by Matt McGloin.
Coach Bill O'Brien still wanted to get Jones on the playing field and converted the redshirt sophomore to tight end a few games into the season. In games against Navy and Temple, Jones combined for one seven-yard reception yards and also took one handoff, which went for a loss of seven.
Upon leaving the Lions' roster more than a month ago, Jones tweeted he wanted to pursue his dream of being a quarterback, and it seems he'll get that chance for Robert Morris.
The Colonials are 4-6 this season and their offense is led by senior quarterback Jeff Sinclair.