Malcolm Jones, a former Gatorade National Player of the Year out of Oaks Christian High, will transfer out of UCLA, according to an online published report.
Jones, a 6-foot, 220-pound running back, rushed for only 10 yards on three carries in the Bruins’ 49-24 victory over Rice last week.The former Parade Magazine All-American has struggled in previous years to gain playing time, this season falling behind Johnathan Franklin, Jordan James and Damien Thigpen. The website BruinReportOnline.com was first to report Jones’ transfer.
Jones, whose transfer paperwork has not yet been filed to make it official, was the No. 8 rated running back in the nation according to ESPN. Jones has shared minimal carries the last two seasons while also playing on special teams. Jones rushed for 200 yards on 55 carries with no touchdowns last season.
Jones has not utilized his redshirt and can sit out next season should he choose to transfer to an FBS school.