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Seen a lot of reports about 2019 QB Jalon Jones. Seems to be a lower rated player but the current staff seems to really like him. Is he a player we can expect to jump up the ratings? Is he a player that could lead this 2019 class if he commits?
— Larry Scapecchi (@ScapecchiLarry) February 12, 2018
Eight quarterbacks have received offers from Florida in the Class of 2019, but Jalon Jones is the name to keep an eye on.
When Florida coach Dan Mullen was at Mississippi State last summer, Jones earned an offer in camp and committed to the Bulldogs on July 22. He decided to reopen his recruitment four months later after the Gators hired Mullen.
Jones received a Florida offer from Mullen on Dec. 11, and their relationship remains strong. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound signal caller is also communicating with quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson, his primary recruiter.
Jones plans to visit Florida this spring, and a good trip to Gainesville could result in a commitment. As you can see in the video interview below, Jones is a confident, personable player who would be able to recruit others to join him.
As for as his recruiting rating, I think you’ll see him gain a fourth star before the 2019 cycle is over. Jones will be able to improve his stock during the camp circuit and should be a candidate for the Elite 11 competition.
He plays at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, a talent-rich region with some tough competition at the high school level. Last season, Jones led the Panthers to an undefeated record (13-0) and their second consecutive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship.
The 3-star rating for Jones doesn’t stem from lack of success or exposure. His teammate was Alabama signee Eyabi Anoma, a 5-star defensive end who was ranked the nation’s No. 4 overall recruit in the Class of 2018.
If Jones kills it at the upcoming combines and commits to a premier program such as Florida, that should boost his recruiting profile. He is currently ranked the nation’s No. 9 dual-threat quarterback in the 247Sports composite.
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