Dan Mullen may have lost Matt Corral to the Ole Miss Rebels. But, the new head coach in Gainesville landed his QB of the future on Wednesday. 4-star dual-threat Emory Jones, a now former Ohio State Buckeyes commit, signed with the Gators at the start of the new Early Signing Period. Jones announced that he was signing with UF at a press conference.
Landing Jones is obviously huge, as the Gators QB situation was looking a bite dire sans the raw talent of rising sophomore Feleipe Franks. Now, with Emory aboard, Mullen and the Gators can enter 2018 with one of the most talented signal callers in the country.
Jones is listed at 6-foot-2.5, 195 lbs. He rates as a 4-star recruit on 247Sports Composite and is the 40th overall player in 2018. Among all dual-threat QBs, he’s listed fourth, sitting behind Georgia Bulldogs commit Justin Fields, TCU Horned Frogs commit Justin Rogers and UCLA Bruins commit Dorian Thompson-Robinson. He ranks seventh among all Georgia recruits, as the Franklin native is behind the aforementioned Fields, Trevor Lawrence of the Clemson Tigers, Bulldogs commit Jamaree Salyer, among others.
The Gators’ class now ranks 17th in the nation for the class of 2018 and sixth in the SEC. They boast five four-star players now with Jones aboard, as he joins Kyle Pitts, Amari Burney, Dameon Pierce and Iverson Clement.