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.
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.