Georgia has 2018 QB Emory Jones on campus, and they offer before he leaves

Kirby Smart really wants to lock down the state of Georgia and keep the best at home. He had one of the top signal callers on campus Saturday and Smart did not let him leave before offering him a scholarship...

You hear a lot about the strong 2017 quarterback class in the state of Georgia with Chase Brice (Clemson), Jake Fromm (Alabama), Bailey Hockman, and Davis Mills al being Scout 300 prospects and some of the nation's best.

2018 is not bad in the Peach State either.

The top dual-threat quarterback in that class is Emory Jones out of Franklin (Ga.) Heard County and he was in Athens (Ga.) Saturday.

Kirby Smart offered the 6-foot-4, 177 pound sophomore a scholarship before he left.

"I honestly was surprised when I got the offer," said Jones after the visit Saturday.  "I went in, I sat down with Kirby, and he told me he wanted to offer me a scholarship."

That news was big for the talented signal caller.

"He said he wanted to offer me last year when he was at Alabama, but that it was out of out of his hands then.  He said he sees me as a Deshaun Watson-type of quarterback and that he loves the way I play.

"The offer and Georgia really surprised me [Saturday].  I am really liking them a lot right now.

"After the visit and the offer, they are in my top three with Mississippi State and Tennessee."

It was not just Kirby Smart who made a strong impression on the future Scout 300 prospect.  New offensive coordinator Jim Chaney did as well.

"I love coach Chaney," said Jones.  "We connected as soon as we started talking.  

"We talked all day and he said that I am a great fit for his offense with my throwing and running ability. He said with what I can do, it would make things more interesting.

"Coach Chaney and I have a lot in common and he is a great person."

Jones now has offers from Colorado State, Georgia Southern, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Georgia.  Expect many more to come his way.  

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