Jones breaks down commitment to Florida Gators

Saturday was a huge day for the Florida Gators coaching staff as Dan Mullen and his coaching staff landed their quarterback for the 2019 class.

Quarterback Jalon Jones (6-3, 180, Baltimore, MD. St. Frances Academy) committed to the Florida Gators following his visit to Florida on Friday.

“On the drive back to Richmond, it was about nine hours, me and my dad were just talking and he told me that it was a great opportunity for me there,” Jones said on why he committed. “I talked to my mom and sister when I got in about six in the morning and they were on board. So this is where I’m going to be.”

This is the second time that Jones has committed to Mullen as the quarterback was once committed to Mississippi State and he explain what it’s about the head coach he likes.

“He’s just an overall great guy,” he said on what he likes about Dan Mullen. “I really appreciate everything that he can bring to my game and I’m really excited to play for him.”

Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson was also a key part in Jones’ recruitment and he believe that the assistant coach can take his game to another level.

“Coach Johnson is a really good guy,” Jones said on Brian Johnson. “He’s someone that I feel like I can learn a whole lot from and I’m really excited to see where he can take me and where our relationship is going to go.”

Mullen and Johnson broke down what the Gators like out of Jones and what they see him doing in Gainesville.

“They just see me coming in and doing what I do and that’s lead,” he said on the message from the coaching staff. “They want me to take over with my leadership ability and my ability to make plays. They’re just really excited for me.”

While in town, Jones got a good feel for the coaching staff and he believes that Mullen can bring Florida back to the top of the college football world.

“I know that he’s guy that guy to get them back,” Jones said on Mullen’s ability to get Florida back on top. “He gets the best out of everybody and I’m really excited to help him get his vision to come through.”

Now that Jones has committed to Florida, the quarterback has a new mission he wants to attack in recruiting.

“Yes, it’s all over for me,” Jones said on if this was his final decision. “The next thing on my agenda is to recruit. I told Coach Mullen that we’re going to have the number one class in the nation.”

INSIDERS TAKE: Jones was a guy that Mullen has liked a lot for several years and was one of the first quarterbacks that he contacted when he got the job at Florida. Jones is a guy that players like and that should help in recruiting.

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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.