Four-Star Quarterback Likes Florida's Swag

Emory Jones picks up another SEC offer on Friday. The four-star 2018 quarterback from Georgia discusses his new offer from Florida after his trip to Gainesville.

Emory Jones picked up another SEC offer on Friday, when Florida was the latest school to offer the four-star quarterback from Georgia. 

"It's exciting," said the 2018 signal caller.  "I've always loved the intensity and the swag Florida plays with." 

The offer came as a surprise to Jones. 

"I talked to [offensive coordinator] Coach Nuss [ Doug Nussmeier], and he said he wasn't going to offer me until he saw me throw in person. But Coach Mac [Florida head coach Jim McElwain] watched my film, and he said he needed me there."

"I know that they're a top ten academic school in the country and that excites me," he said. 

On his visit to The Swamp, Jones was able to sit in on quarterback meetings, take a tour of campus and of course watch Friday's scrimmage. 

"I learned a couple of football and life pointers," Jones said about his visit. "They were throwing the ball more than usual, that stood out...They coach with a lot of encouragement, but will get on you when needed, and I like that coaching style." 

It doesn't hurt to see the head coach having a hands on approach to the quarterbacks. 

"I think that's a great connection with him because he's so focused on the QBs, and that's how they determine how successful the team is."

Although he arrived just before the meetings started and did not have a chance to spend too much one-on-one time with the staff, the time he did have, left a good impression. 

"They are great people," he said. They both [Nussmeier and McElwain] consider me as family." 

In an earlier interview with Scout, Jones had mentioned Tennessee as a leader, however, after his visit to Florida he maintains no favorites. 

"I don't have a leader right now, but  Florida is somewhere in the running now."

Florida joins the Vols, Georgia, Mississippi State, Colorado State, and Georgia Southern in offering the Heard County standout. He will visit Alabama "soon, UGA the 9th, Tennessee the 16th." 

Jones has no timeline for a decision, "just when I feel like the time is right."


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