Commit of the week: QB Sheriron Jones

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There’s another Florida quarterback commitment for UF fans to follow this fall.

Will Grier garnered the attention of Gator Nation last year, throwing for 4,989 yards as a high school senior and leading Davidson (N.C.) Day to its third consecutive state title.

Sheriron Jones led his team to a comeback victory Friday. (Photo by The Press Enterprise/David Bauman)

The spotlight this season could belong to Sheriron Jones, an Elite 11 finalist who pledged to the Gators in June after camping at Florida.

He is Florida’s first commitment from California since Ronald Powell in 2010 and attends the same high school as him (Moreno Valley Rancho Verde).

Jones led the Mustangs to a thrilling 37-34 win over Perris Citrus Hill in their season opener Friday. The 6-foot-2, 189-pounder threw for 246 yards and five touchdowns on 15-of-27 passing and also rushed 12 times for 142 yards.

Two of his touchdown passes came in the fourth quarter to help erase a 27-21 deficit.

Jones orchestrated a nine-play 80-yard drive with under two minutes left, which set up Rancho Verde for a game-winning field goal in the final seconds of the game.

LB Jerome Baker, Cleveland (Ohio) Benedictine: Baker plays running back for his high school team and rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns on six carries in a 62-13 win over Parma Normandy on Thursday.

DT Andrew Ivie, Dade City Pasco: Ivie registered five tackles and two quarterback hurries against Land O’Lakes Sunlake, but his team lost, 17-13.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for these updates! Keep a close eye on Naheim Hines, the diminutive, explosive RB from Garner Magnet high school in the Raleigh area. He ‘a a great fit in Kurt Roper’s offense. Meantime, if Coach Roper moves on in a year or two, watch out for young coordinator Lincoln Riley of East Carolina, which plays UF next September.

  2. Gatormac, I believe that E.Ca plays @ SCa this coming Sat, if I remember their schedule correctly?

    Mike, most of the Top Rated HS players, do or can play multiple positions. SAK’s are not that uncommon among Gator recruits. * See last years Tampa Bay ‘Iron Man’ award winner for yet another prime example. He rarely came off the field during a game….

    Zach, much appreciate the updates on our commits during the season, good job.

  3. Jones’ numbers from his game are awesome, passing AND running. Perfect for the Roper spread offense. And they mean more to me in the context of a close game where he leads his team to victory vs. an equally matched team than in one of those blowouts where his team is markedly better across the board.

  4. FYI
    2014 Class Gator Recruit:
    #50 QB-PP Deiondre Porter 6-0 165 4.7/40 Tampa, Fla. (Jefferson)
    Fla. 6-A 1st Team QB – Tampa Bay ‘Iron Man’ Award
    Tampa Bay All-Sun Coast Offensive Player of the Year
    SAK — QB-CB-WR-RB-KR + Track 10.3 100-M
    Passing – 150 of 263, 57%, 3,199 yds, 33 TD’s, 8 Ints. (4 to 1)
    Rushing – 1,499 yds, 20 TD’s.
    He led the state of Florida his Sr year in Total Offense with
    4,698 total yards and 53 TD’s.
    Another SAK that was recruited to UF primarily as a DB.
    Carry on….. :~))

  5. Matt, asking a question is not getting owned. It said he plays running back for his team and gave no stats in terms of linebacker play. Tackles or sacks or INT’s, etc.
    It’s also not unheard of a for a player to play one position in high school, but recruited for another. High school QB’s get recruited for WR without ever having played the position. Heck Matt Jones got drafted in the 1st round of the NFL as a WR despite never playing it.
    Thanks for the answer Zach.