Zeno impressed by Mullen’s background with quarterbacks

The Florida Gators have been offering several quarterbacks in the class of 2019 as of late as they look to build the quarterback board before the spring evaluation period opens up in April.

One of the recent offers given out was to quarterback Jacob Zeno (6-3, 190, San Antonio, TX. John Jay) who spoke to quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson.

“Coach Johnson offered me over the phone,” Zeno said of who offered him from Florida. “He said that he likes my film and how I can make all the throws and he also said he likes how I can make all the plays. He then said how he thinks I can help them win a national championship.”

Zeno who has been picking up some offers as of late was excited to get an offer from Florida last week.

“I’m very thankful and blessed for the offer,” he said of what the offer means to him. “Florida is one of the best schools to go to in the country as well as being able to play in the highest and toughest conference in the SEC. I know it will help me in the long run.”

Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson is very familiar with Zeno and has been recruiting the quarterback for well over a year now.

“I know he was at Houston and he was talking to me then,” Zeno said of what he knows about Brian Johnson. “When he came over to Florida, I was one of his first priorities and he’s a really good guy.”

Johnson’s relationship is big for Zeno but head coach Dan Mullen’s background is something that really has the quarterback’s attention.

“I know that that he is great with quarterbacks,” he said on what he knows about Dan Mullen. “He won a national championship as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Florida. He has coached Tim Tebow and Cam Newton as well as Dak Prescott at Mississippi State.”

Mullen’s ability to get quarterbacks to play at high level is something that Zeno likes and something that helps Florida out.

“It does make me more interested,” Zeno said on if Mullen’s background makes him more interested in Florida. “Knowing that if I go there, I will be taught everything I would need to know about getting to the next level.”

After the Florida, the Gators instantly jumped into the mix for Zeno but three other schools are also very high in the quarterback’s recruitment.

“The schools that are standing out are Texas Tech, Florida, Missouri and Georgia,” he said on schools standing out. “Right now I’m planning on visiting Texas Tech but I’m talking with my dad about planning more visits. I want to visit Florida.”

INSIDERS TAKE: Zeno is one of the underrated quarterbacks that you haven’t heard a lot about because of where he’s from but many coaches are very high on the quarterback. Zeno wants to visit Florida this spring or summer.

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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.