Jalon Jones was a 4-star dual-threat quarterback in the 2019 recruiting class, signing with Florida and enrolling early.
During the Gators’ spring game, the talented incoming freshman ran for 63 yards and had a touchdown, showing signs of a promising future.
However, on Tuesday afternoon, it was reported by AL.com’s Matt Zenitz that Jones had entered the NCAA transfer portal:
Florida freshman QB Jalon Jones has entered the NCAA transfer portal, per source.
Was a four-star recruit and an early enrollee. Ran for 63 yards and a touchdown during Florida's spring game.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) April 30, 2019
Per Thomas Goldkamp of 247Sports, the decision for Jones to explore transfer options was a mutual one:
#Gators true freshman QB and early enrollee Jalon Jones enters the NCAA transfer portal. @mzenitz first to report. Sources tell @Swamp_247 decision to part ways was mutual – https://t.co/flQymKKRL9 pic.twitter.com/WrluOBnpBy
— Thomas Goldkamp (@ThomasGoldkamp) April 30, 2019
That, obviously, is very interesting to hear, but the Gators do have starting QB Feleipe Franks and promising young QB Emory Jones on the roster at the moment.
Jalon Jones is a Virginia native, so we’ll see if he ends up somewhere closer to home or if he goes to a big-name program for his next stop.