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Written by Andrew Spivey, March 6, 2015, 0 Comments,
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Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain is known for his time as Alabama offensive coordinator and on Wednesday the Gators went back into the state of Alabama to hand out a new offer.

That offer on Wednesday went to receiver Velus Jones Jr. (6-0, 180, Saraland, AL High) who heard the news from his area recruiter Mike Summers.

“Coach Summers from Florida offered me a scholarship on Wednesday,” Jones said. “He was saying that he wanted me to be a Gator and that he wanted me to come down for the spring to see the campus and see how I like everything. He said he wanted to show me what Florida has going on for them during the visit.”

Jones admits that the offer came as a surprise to him as his communication with Florida has been limited, but Summers made the call and let him know a few things about Florida.

“Coach Summers is the only coach I’ve talked too from Florida but I’ve talked to him a few times,” Jones said. “He has just been telling me that he wants to get to know me and that when I come down for my visit we will talk more about the offense.”

Jones plans to make the 7-hour trip to Gainesville next month where he plans to see his childhood favorite school in person for a second time.

“I’m going to visit for the spring game for sure,” Jones said. “I want to see everything as much as I can. I grew up a Florida fan so I want to see the Swamp and see the people and the new coaching staff. I’ve been to a game there before and the atmosphere was nice so I’m excited to go back.”

The Saraland native, who admits to be a Gators fan, says that he has nobody ahead right now but his high school is giving him good advice on not waiting too long.

“I don’t have a leader right now because I’m interested in any school that is interested in me,” Jones said. “I’m going to talk to my coach and my dad about a decision and stuff. My coach told me that a school like Florida could fill up so I don’t need to wait around if Florida is the right fit for me.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Florida wants to see Jones in person during the spring game before moving further that much but Jones is a very intriguing player that will get a lot of interest this spring.

Andrew Spivey

About 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.

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Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain is known for his time as Alabama offensive coordinator and on Wednesday the Gators went back into the state of Alabama to hand out a new offer.

That offer on Wednesday went to receiver Velus Jones Jr. (6-0, 180, Saraland, AL High) who heard the news from his area recruiter Mike Summers.

“Coach Summers from Florida offered me a scholarship on Wednesday,” Jones said. “He was saying that he wanted me to be a Gator and that he wanted me to come down for the spring to see the campus and see how I like everything. He said he wanted to show me what Florida has going on for them during the visit.”

Jones admits that the offer came as a surprise to him as his communication with Florida has been limited, but Summers made the call and let him know a few things about Florida.

“Coach Summers is the only coach I’ve talked too from Florida but I’ve talked to him a few times,” Jones said. “He has just been telling me that he wants to get to know me and that when I come down for my visit we will talk more about the offense.”

Jones plans to make the 7-hour trip to Gainesville next month where he plans to see his childhood favorite school in person for a second time.

“I’m going to visit for the spring game for sure,” Jones said. “I want to see everything as much as I can. I grew up a Florida fan so I want to see the Swamp and see the people and the new coaching staff. I’ve been to a game there before and the atmosphere was nice so I’m excited to go back.”

The Saraland native, who admits to be a Gators fan, says that he has nobody ahead right now but his high school is giving him good advice on not waiting too long.

“I don’t have a leader right now because I’m interested in any school that is interested in me,” Jones said. “I’m going to talk to my coach and my dad about a decision and stuff. My coach told me that a school like Florida could fill up so I don’t need to wait around if Florida is the right fit for me.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Florida wants to see Jones in person during the spring game before moving further that much but Jones is a very intriguing player that will get a lot of interest this spring.

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