Vols' Riyahd Jones back on practice field, but must start knocking off rust

Defensive backs Riyahd Jones, left, and Devaun Swafford drill during practice at Haslam Field on Friday, August 2, 2013. 
  
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Defensive backs Riyahd Jones, left, and Devaun Swafford drill during practice at Haslam Field on Friday, August 2, 2013. (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)

Riyahd Jones’ goal of playing SEC football never wavered, even though stints at two other colleges and a wild recruiting process that had to navigate a series of coaching changes.

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johnlg00 writes:

I don't know much about Riyahd except that he is thought to be a great prospect. If he is like many JUCO's, he may have been looking at Cordarelle Patterson's example, figuring one great season at a major college might make him a high draft choice. Now I'm not sure if he has enough time left to work his way into the starting lineup and make enough of an impression to fulfill that goal after only one year. I just hope he is healthy enough and ready enough to help the Vols in the stretch run. It has to be a worrying sign that a man his age is having problems with blood clots. Just do your best, young man, and your future will take of itself.

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