WATCH: What Dan Mullen said about landing elite QB Emory Jones at Florida
Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators are riding high after flipping QB Emory Jones from Ohio State.
Jones had been committed to the Buckeyes, but Mullen’s arrival as head coach at Florida definitely had an impact on Jones’ recruitment. Mullen even pointed out that he was a part of the first D-I offer extended to Jones during Mullen’s time at Mississippi State. He believes the relationship that began when he was with Mississippi State definitely had an impact on Jones’ decision.
In the end, Jones visited Florida and Florida State before making his decision Wednesday. An impressive dual-threat talent, Jones is headed to the Gators and should be a nice fit in the offense.
When asked what it is about Jones’ talent that stands out, Mullen said that the young QB is a winner and his leadership qualities are evident:
“The most important thing, he’s a winner,” said Mullen. “He has some of that ‘it’ quality you want in a QB.”
Here is video of Mullen’s comments from Gators Football on Twitter:
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) December 20, 2017