Top Dual-Threat QB Emory Jones Receiving Push From UGA, But Remains Solid To Ohio State

    Emory Jones recruiting update as of Friday, February 24. UGA is pushing for the elite quarterback, but he remains solid to Ohio State.

    February 24, 2017

    Emory Jones recruiting update as of Friday, February 24. UGA is pushing for the elite quarterback, but he remains solid to Ohio State.


    Despite Ohio State being stacked at the quarterback position – Joe Burrow, Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell are all big-time prospects currently on the roster – and the pursuit from other top programs, elite dual-threat quarterback Emory Jones doesn’t appear to be wavering in his commitment.

    “My mom and dad love Ohio State,” Jones told Jake Reuse of UGASports.com. “They love the way they make me feel at home. I just feel like I’ll have more success playing at Ohio State, and I really kinda wanna get out of Georgia.”

    That doesn’t spell great news for the home-state Georgia Bulldogs. Reuse recently caught up with Jones, who is ranked the No. 4 quarterback and No. 22 overall player in the CI 25 for 2018, to discuss UGA.

    “I’ve still been hearing from them,” Jones said of the Bulldogs.

    “They’re changing their offense to me. It’d be more of a no huddle, and that’s what I like. They said they see how I run it in high school system, and they believe I could be successful playing at UGA.”

    Georgia, however, faces the same issue as Ohio State – a loaded quarterback roster – without the national success. With Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm already in Athens, he’d come in behind two elite prospects.

    Jones said he may take an official visit to Athens, however isn’t sure at the time.

    If the door is to be slid open at all, one would have to think it’d be by a program needing a quarterback of Jones’ caliber (see: Miami, Florida, Tennessee or Virginia Tech).

    Jones committed to Ohio State on July 29, 2016, and has remained relatively quiet on the recruiting front since then. He committed to the Buckeyes in a video produced by Bleacher Report, and when players go to that length to announce their decision, they very rarely change course.

    That being said, there’s still a ton of time left in the 2018 cycle. For Urban Meyer and his staff, the next several months will now be a test of holding off pushes from other top programs.

    MORE: Post-National Signing Day Top 25 College Football Rankings

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