GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida coach Dan Mullen has his dual-threat quarterback of the future, maybe even the now.
Emory Jones, of Franklin, Georgia, signed a national letter of intent with the Gators on Wednesday. He chose Florida over Florida State and Ohio State.
The 6-foot-3, 196-pound Jones projects as an ideal fit in Mullen's spread-option scheme. Mullen's resume includes developing several quarterbacks, including Alex Smith at Utah, Tim Tebow at Florida and Dak Prescott and Nick Fitzgerald at Mississippi State.
Jones could be next on the list. Jones is ranked fourth in the country among dual-threat high school quarterbacks and the No. 40 overall prospect, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. He initially committed to Ohio State in July 2016, but visited Auburn and Alabama this fall and ended up taking strong looks at Florida and Florida State following coaching changes.
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