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Report indicates transfer quarterback Emory Jones visited IU football

Another quarterback has emerged as a potential candidate to step into IU’s wide-open 2023 starting job.

According to a report by 247Sports national reporter Chris Hummer, former Arizona State and Florida quarterback Emory Jones took a visit to Bloomington last week.  Jones also took a visit to Cincinnati over the weekend based on one his social media posts.

Jones opened the 2022 season as the Sun Devils’ starter, a role he held for the first seven games.  The dual-threat completed 62.8 percent of his passes and led the team in passing yards (1,533), while throwing seven touchdown passes and four interceptions. Jones also had four rushing touchdowns.

Prior to spending one season at Arizona State, Jones spent four years at Florida including a redshirt 2018 season.

Jones became the starter in Gainesville in 2021.  During that season he threw for 2,734 yards with 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, and rushed for 758 yards with 4 touchdowns.

In his UF career, Jones completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 3,347 yards, 26 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, adding 1,273 yards and ten touchdowns on the ground, and catching two passes for 28 yards and score.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Jones ranked as a top 100 recruit by 247, Rivals and ESPN in the 2018 class.  He was a unanimous four-star prospect by all the major recruiting services.

As a recruit he had offers from Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Ohio State, Auburn and many more.

The LaGrange, Georgia, product has one year of eligibility remaining.

UPDATE:  Georgia Tech transfer quarter Jeff Sims was one of the first portal quarterbacks linked to Indiana.  He announced on Sunday evening he has committed to Nebraska.

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