The 6-foot-2 Jones last season started 12 games for the Gators.
Coach Herm Edwards made it clear throughout spring practice that Arizona State might have to pursue a quarterback through the transfer portal. On Thursday, the Sun Devils landed one.
Former quarterback Emory Jones plans to transfer to Arizona State, he announced via Twitter, where he'll immediately become the program's most experienced quarterback. The Sun Devils during spring practice had five scholarship quarterbacks compete, including recent Alabama transfer Paul Tyson, but none of those passers has started a college game.
The 6-foot-2 Jones last season started 12 games for the Gators. A dual threat, he completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 2,734 yards with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also rushed for 759 yards and four touchdowns as Florida finished 6-7. Jones, who entered the transfer portal in March, should be immediately eligible. He has two seasons left with the COVID-19 waiver.
Replacing three-year starter Jayden Daniels, who transferred to LSU, has been Arizona State's top on-field storyline. During spring practice, Tyson battled former walk-on Trenton Bourguet and three others, but a frontrunner never emerged.Arizona State lands commitment from Emory Jones, Florida transfer QB - The Athletic View Story