CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Emory Jones, an Ohio State commit, is the nation’s No. 3 dual-threat quarterback, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. The Heard County playmaker played in his second game of 2017 this past Saturday against Saraland (Ala.) in a contest that aired on ESPNU.
Jones was more than ready to showcase his explosiveness and strong arm, but was heavily pressured early in the game by the Spartans.
Jones and his teammates played a hard-fought game that ended on a missed tying field goal as Heard County fell to Saraland 17-14.
The performance Saturday was relatively solid for Jones, despite subpar blocking from his offensive line. Jones threw for one of Heard County’s scores with a screen pass to Aaron Beasley early in the fourth quarter. Late in the frame and down three points, on third-and-7, Jones threw a pinpoint pass in the end zone that would have given Heard County a go-ahead score, but the pass was dropped. Heard County’s attempt at a field goal was no good, giving Saraland the victory.
While he is committed to the Buckeyes, Jones has not shut down his recruitment. Jones told SEC Country that he’ll visit Alabama in the near future.
Watch to see Jones’ highlights to see why the Crimson Tide want to pull Jones away from Urban Meyer.