Jones Jr breaks down his Florida Gators offer from last week

The Florida Gators just finished their football season so now the focus will be strictly on recruiting and that means a lot more offers to 2022 prospects.

Last week, the Gators offered 2022 defensive end Marvin Jones Jr. (6-4, 225, Fort Lauderdale, FL. American Heritage) who talked to one of the Gators assistant coaches.

“Coach [Tim] Brewster offered me,” Jones said on who offered him. “There was a bit of confusion between me and the coaches. Coach Brew and I have been speaking regularly since August and he told me he offered back then and I didn’t realize till the other day.”

Jones has 27 offers already but admits getting a Florida offer was big to him because of the history in Gainesville.

“It means a lot knowing a school like Florida believes in me,” he said on what the offer means to him. “I know the history of the school and the guys they’ve produced so it’s definitely a great feeling.”

Brewster explained to Jones just how the Gators see him fitting into the defense if he was to choose Florida next year.

“They said I’d fit that edge position perfectly,” Jones said on where Florida sees him playing. “They think I can have an impact from day one at the edge position. He thinks I have similar traits to guys that have played the position at Florida before.”

Jones’ father played at Florida State and is familiar with Brewster so that has helped the relationship with Jones Jr. and the Gators.

“He and my father are cool and they’ve known each other for a long time,” he said on his relationship with Brewster. “We can talk about things beyond football so I could say we have a pretty strong relationship.”

Despite his father playing at Florida State, Jones says he has a lot of interest in the Gators for a few different reasons.

“I’m very interest in Florida,” Jones said of his interest in Florida. “I like the way they develop edge guys and put a lot of them in the league.”

On Saturday, Jones named a top 10 and he says he has a few schools he wants to visit when the NCAA allows visits to take place again.

“Alabama, Florida State, Miami and the other teams in my top 10,” he said on schools that are recruiting him hard and schools he wants to visit. “I want to visit Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida and Oregon.”


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, 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.