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Former Alabama RB Tyren Jones lands at junior college

After getting kicked off Alabama’s roster in March, running back Tyren Jones has found a new home at Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College. The former ESPN 300 star will be eligible to play this fall.

Hutchinson is the same school where fellow running back Alvin Kamara reignited his career just last season. Kamara and Jones were both part of the Crimson Tide’s 2013 recruiting class.

"Alvin made the most of his opportunity here, and I'm sure that had some impact on Tyren," Hutchinson football coach Rion Rhoades told AL.com this week.

"We feel like we know Tyren and his family well. We are confident he has learned from past mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes; I think we are defined by what happens next. ... I'm confident Tyren will be very successful on and off of the field moving forward."

Jones was fourth on Alabama's team last season with 224 yards rushing on 36 carries.

Of the four running backs to sign with the Tide in 2013, Derrick Henry is the only one still on campus. Kamara is at Tennessee after his lone season in junior college, and Altee Tenpenny transferred to UNLV this offseason.