Quarterback Sheriron Jones (6-2, 189, Moreno Valley, CA Rancho Verde) made everyone in Gator Nation happy on Sunday when he committed to the Gators. Jones says that his decision was made easy because of two Florida coaches in particular.
“I just felt like I was at home,” Jones said. “Coach [Will] Muschamp and Coach [Kurt] Roper are both good dudes and Coach Roper does a great job coaching the quarterbacks. He has a few guys in the NFL that played for him at the position and his offense is good and Coach Muschamp will always have a great defense.”
With Roper running the offense and Muschamp running the defense Jones thinks that the Gators have a duo that’s unstoppable together.
“Coach Muschamp and Coach Roper are going to be a dynamic duo together,” he said. “Coach Muschamp has a lot of good players there and he treats everyone with respect just like Coach Roper does.”
Jones and Florida do a have a good connection because the Gators landed a former player from Rancho Verde high school a few years ago and he had great things to say to Jones about Florida.
“I know Ronald Powell because we went to the same high school,” Jones said. “Ronald told me that Florida is going to treat you with respect and that if you want to play in the Swamp you better be ready to work because that’s what the coaches want.”
When Jones was finished with camp on Saturday he had the opportunity to go inside and work one-on-one with Roper and learn some of the offense.
“Coach Roper explained the offense to me and the protection to me on Saturday,” Jones said. “I expected the offense to be harder to understand but Coach Roper puts it into the simplest of terms for his quarterbacks and keeps it to like three-word play calls.”
Jones says that his Sunday decision is final and that he won’t take any more visits to other schools but expects to be back in Gainesville again this summer.
“I’m great with my decision and I know I really want to be a Gator so I’m done,” Jones said. “This is my final decision. I don’t have any other visits planned except I plan to get back down to Florida for the Friday Night Lights deal in July and, of course, I will take an official visit there.”
With recruiting over for himself Jones can now put on the hat of recruiter, giving his pitch to playmakers in an effort to get them to join him in Gainesville and he knows what he’s looking for.
“My plan is to just try to get some more dudes and playmakers,” Jones said. “Florida already has a lot of good players but with my quick release, I’m just trying to get some guys that can take it 80 yards for a touchdown. There some guys like George Campbell that I’m going to recruit pretty hard because I know they are important for us.”
Insider Take: Getting a guy with a personality like Jones is huge for recruiting and the Gators can expect him to recruit guys hard. Jones has a personality to go along with his talent that will certainly attract other players to Florida.