Though four-star quarterback Emory Jones was committed to Ohio State for over a year, he flipped to Florida and signed a letter of intent to play college football in Gainesville, Florida, for the Gators during Early Signing Day on Wednesday.
The Buckeyes offered Jones on May 11, 2016, then he committed on July 29, 2016 before the eventual decommitment. The loss of Jones leaves Ohio State with one quarterback — three-star Matthew Baldwin — committed to Ohio State. At a press conference Wednesday morning, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said Baldwin would be the only quarterback his team inks during early signing day.
Dan Mullen reeled in Jones — the 40th-ranked player in the country and the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback, according to the 247Sports composite rankings — just a week after he took over the Florida head coaching job after the Gators fired fired Jim McElwain.
Jones visited Florida, Alabama, Florida State and Auburn in recent months.