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The Florida Gators are hoping to get quarterback Emory Jones to flip from Ohio State and commit as the early signing period begins Wednesday.

Florida football: News on the Emory Jones front moving fast

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The latest on Emory Jones

With the early singing period just one day away, Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators’ biggest push is to get a quarterback in the class after Matt Corral de-commited and flipped to Ole Miss. Right now, the coaching staff has zeroed in on 4-star Ohio State commit Emory Jones from Franklin, Ga., who seems to be a serious candidate now after his official visit last weekend. Jones’ mother, Trina Jones, had positive things to say about the trip and spoke highly of Mullen.

Recruiting roundup

Signee 101

With the early signing period beginning on Wednesday, we began taking a closer look at Florida’s commitments on Monday with our Signee 101 series. The first four: Running back Dameon Pierce, athlete Iverson Clement, safety Amari Burney and tight end Kyle Pitts.

In other Florida football news

Hoops drops out of AP poll

After suffering its fourth loss in five games, the Florida men’s basketball team fell out of the AP Top 25 for the first time this season. The Gators start a three-game homestand on Wednesday against James Madison.

Baseball preseason All-Americans

The Florida baseball team is fresh off its first national championship in program history and already has players earning accolades ahead of the 2018 season. Five players were named to Collegiate Baseball’s preseason All-America teams, headlined by first-team pitchers Brady Singer and Michael Byrne. The full list can be found here.

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What they’re saying on Twitter

Running back commit Dameon Pierce:

Quarterback Luke Del Rio:

Tight end C’yontai Lewis:

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