Arizona State transfer and former Florida quarterback Emory Jones signed with the Bearcats on early signing day and is expected to compete for the starting quarterback job next season!
After four seasons at Florida, Jones transferred to Arizona State last year and started the first seven games before going down with an injury and eventually entering the transfer portal.
Jones appeared in 37 games including 12 starts with the Gators and showed off his elite dual-threat ability with 4,620 total yards, 26 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns.
The Georgia native moved to Arizona State prior to last season and went onto compile 1,533 passing yards and 11 total touchdowns but was replaced in October after getting injured.
Cincinnati Football: Arizona State transfer quarterback Emory Jones commits to Bearcats
Jones decided to enter the portal earlier this month and took a visit to Cincinnati last week as head coach Scott Satterfield and quarterbacks coach Pete Thomas made a recent push for him.
The Bearcats quarterback battle should be exciting this offseason as Jones prepares to compete with Ben Bryant, Brady Drogosh and Evan Prater, barring any more transfer announcements.
Bryant will return next season but Prater could end up elsewhere if he doesn’t have a path to starting. Given his experience and versatility, Jones should be a top candidate to win the job.
Make sure to keep up with Cincinnati’s latest commitments as the early signing period gets going on Wednesday with program-altering recruiting decisions from across the country!
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The Bearcats got started early this morning as former Louisville linebacker Dorian Jones officially transferred and will have two years of eligibility left after playing 13 games this season.
Baltimore native and 3-star edge rusher Brian Simms III signed his national letter of intent just moments later. The 6’3, 240-pound prospect originally committed to Cincinnati in October.
After decommitting from Louisville earlier this month, Georgia native and 3-star defensive back Jayden Davis confirmed his recent commitment to the Bearcats on Wednesday as well.
The top recruit heading to Cincinnati this cycle is Michigan native and 4-star quarterback Brady Drogosh, who remained committed following the recent hire of head coach Scott Satterfield.