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Penn State football: Ex-Nittany Lions QB Paul Jones says he will play at Robert Morris

Former Penn State quarterback Paul Jones will play football at Division I-AA Robert Morris next season.

Jones made the announcement Monday on his Twitter account.

“I’ll be going to school at Robert Morris and will be playing football there,” Jones tweeted. “Blessed for all the lessons I’ve learned and people I’ve met during my time at Penn State.”

Jones, a highly-touted recruit from District 7 Sto-Rox High School, left the Penn State football team in September for personal reasons. He appeared in two games as a tight end earlier this season.

The third-year sophomore missed the past two seasons for academic reasons. He was involved in a three-way competition for the starting quarterback job last spring along with Matt McGloin and Rob Bolden.

McGloin won the job and has started all 10 games this season. Bolden transferred to LSU before the start of the season. Freshman Steven Bench passed Jones on the depth chart and played briefly in the second game of the season against Virginia when McGloin was being treated for an injury.

Jones, at 6-foot-3, 243 pounds, had one catch and one carry in two games at tight end before announcing he was leaving the program. He has two years of eligibility remaining.