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Emory Jones announces transfer to Arizona State

The former Gators QB announced his intention to leave Florida in March

<p>Florida quarterback Emory Jones pictured during a game against Florida State. He announced his transfer to Arizona State Thursday.</p>

Florida quarterback Emory Jones pictured during a game against Florida State. He announced his transfer to Arizona State Thursday.

Emory Jones announced in late March that he would be graduating from the University of Florida and transferring to continue his football career elsewhere. 

On Thursday, the former Gator quarterback took to Twitter once more to reveal his new destination: Arizona State.  

Jones, 22, was a 4-star recruit coming out of high school and ranked 85th in the nation according to 247Sports. The LaGrange, Georgia, native originally committed to Ohio State before flipping his commitment five days after an official visit to UF. 

After redshirting and developing for three seasons in former head coach Dan Mullen’s QB room, Jones was expected to take the reins of Florida’s offense in 2021. Starting 12 games, he threw for 2,138 yards and 19 touchdowns to go with 10 interceptions and a 64.7% completion rate. 

Jones’ transfer is likely in response to the emergence of Anthony Richardson. Richardson, a redshirt sophomore, split snaps with Jones in multiple games last season and is expected to be the starter for Florida come fall. Jones’ transfer allows him to earn playing time and boost his pro stock before his collegiate eligibility expires. 

Jones visited ASU two weeks prior to his commitment according to reports. The Sun Devils were in need of QB depth after  their star QB Jayden Daniels announced he’d be transferring this offseason. Jones has the chance to showcase his talents in the Pac-12 under head coach Herm Edwards.

Contact Jackson Castellano at jcastellano@alligator.org. Follow him on Twitter @jaxacastellano.

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