It’s been a fairly quiet spring for Kansas State, but it seems no one is fully immune from off-season attrition. Redshirt sophomore receiver Judah Jones is transferring from K-State to Stephen F. Austin.
“We’re very pleased to add Judah to our roster as he is an outstanding athlete and a young man of great character,” Stephen F. Austin coach Clint Conque said in a statement. “He comes from both a great high school program and a Kansas State program we know well and have a great deal of respect for.
“Judah adds experience, maturity and athleticism to the slot receiver position and will be another weapon on both offense and special teams.”
Since Stephen F. Austin is a FCS school, Jones will be able to play right away, and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
The news comes as a little bit of a surprise. Last season Jones saw limited playing time with four passes for 51 yards along with two carries for 24 yards, but with some questions at the position for 2015 there was an opportunity to earn more playing time. During spring practice head coach Bill Snyder said Jones was improving, and he performed well in the spring game as well. Maybe he was still buried on the depth chart though, or wasn’t getting along with the coaches, or perhaps just wanted a change of scenery. It could be a dozen different things, but no reason was given for the move.