Florida pushing hard for Jones

Florida sent two coaches to visit quarterback Deondre Francois last week and the Gators didn’t receive the feedback they were hoping for from the quarterback so the coaching staff has moved on to a new quarterback target.

That quarterback is Sheriron Jones (6-2, 189, Moreno Valley, CA Rancho Verde) who has set up two visits for this summer including one to Gainesville.

“I’m going to be visiting Florida on June 7th and 8th,” Jones said. “I’m going to be at Tennessee on June 6th and I may make a trip to Maryland but as of right now those are the only two visits I have set up.”

Jones also says that while he talks to a lot of schools that he talks to Florida the most and he usually talks to three Gators coaches several times a week.

“I talk to Florida every other day honestly,” Jones said. “I usually talk to Coach [Will] Muschamp, Coach [Brian] White and to Coach [Kurt] Roper. When I call one of them I usually just end up calling the two other coaches too. All of them are just telling me to come down for a visit and see what Florida has to offer and to sit down with the coaches and learn about everything.”

Offensive coordinator Kurt Roper was the coach that offered Jones, and Roper has been recruiting Jones hard ever since. Florida’s offensive coordinator has a simple message for the California quarterback.

“Coach Roper has told me about his background and it’s impressive but I’m eager to visit and sit down and talk with him,” Jones said. “I just want to learn more about him and work with him and see what I can pick up from him. He tells me all the time that he can help me become a better quarterback.”

Over the last few weeks colleges have seen quarterbacks commit right and left. That isn’t lost on Jones, who says the recent commitments from other passers has him pushing up his decision date.

“I was planning on waiting and announcing at my first game but I don’t know now because everyone is committing,” Jones said. “I really just have to see how I feel on my visits and see how I fit in with the players and then I hope to have a decision within the next month or maybe even the next few weeks.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.