Emory Jones moves to Arizona State: The former quarterback from Florida could fit well into Herm Edwards’ system

This was announced by former Florida starting quarterback Emory Jones on twitter that he signed on to play for Arizona State and coach Herm Edwards. Jones, a senior, is eligible to play immediately and has two more years of eligibility to play after the year off that the NCAA’s blanket waiver granted players for the 2020 season.

Jones was Florida’s main starter last year under former coach Dan Mullen. Hew threw for 2,734 yards, rushed for 758 yards, threw for 19 touchdowns and rushed for four points in 13 games. He entered the transfer portal during spring training in Florida in March and was a four-star contender in 247Sports transfer player rankings.

“Emory conducted himself with nothing but class and selflessness,” said coach Bill Napier as Jones entered the portal. “It’s not surprising that he’s earned the respect of his teammates, coaches and this entire organization. I am proud of him for all that he has achieved and for his commitment to graduating this spring. He’s a young man with a bright future and I wish him the best.”

Jones was a four-star nominee and the No. 85 overall player in the class of 2018 at Heard County High School in Franklin, Georgia.

He will be taking part in a quarterback fight in Arizona State that will be extremely fascinating during fall camp. Three-year starter Jayden Daniels made the switch to LSU during the offseason, which has left a void on the depth chart. Ex-Alabama quarterback Paul Tyson also joined ASU and attended spring training for the Sun Devils after serving as a team third player for the Crimson Tide last season. Redshirt junior Trenton Bourguet struggled with Tyson during spring training. Bourguet was 7-of-10 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in four games in 2021.

While Jones has yet to officially train with his new team, it’s likely he’ll finish fall camp at the top of the depth chart. His ability to play in the air and on the ground is very similar to Daniel’s, who rushed for 1,288 yards and 13 touchdowns in 29 games. Tyson and Bourguet aren’t exactly statues in their pockets, but Edwards has made it clear he wants to get mobility out of his signal callers.

However, Jones’ interceptions should be a cause for concern. He threw 13 picks last season, including nine in his first six games. His inability to attend to football caused an uproar among Gator fans, who asked Mullen to substitute the much-touted Anthony Richardson for Jones.

If Jones can limit his mistakes, he has the tools to be a star with the Sun Devils in a Pac-12 South likely to be wide open in 2022.

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