Report: Florida Gators freshman quarterback enters NCAA transfer portal

By Adam Silverstein
April 30, 2019
Report: Florida Gators freshman quarterback enters NCAA transfer portal
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With the Florida Gators’ quarterback competition looking to be a battle between redshirt junior Feleipe Franks and redshirt freshman Emory Jones this season, one of the team’s reserve signal callers has reportedly decided to seek opportunities elsewhere. The strange part is that this player just joined the Gators a couple of months ago.

Freshman Jalon Jones, an early enrollee as a four-star prospect this spring, has reportedly entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal, according to Matt Zenitz of AL.com.

Jones saw some action in the team’s Orange & Blue Debut spring game and was expected to compete with redshirt junior Kyle Trask for the third-string job this season. Florida only has four quarterbacks on its roster.

It is presently unknown why Jones is taking this action, as one likely would have expected him to understand that he would not be competing for the starting job right away. There is the possibility that this is a mutual decision between Jones and head coach Dan Mullen.

Rated as the 306th best player in the Class of 2019, Jones was a borderline four-star prospect who committed to UF despite holding offers from multiple SEC programs, including Alabama.

Though Jones has entered the transfer portal, that does not mean he is officially leaving the Gators. He will have the chance to return to Florida if he chooses not to pursue an opportunity elsewhere. However, few players actually go back to their original school once entering the portal.

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