Florida wasn’t the first school to offer Sterling Jones a football scholarship, but he didn’t see this one coming.
“It felt good,” Jones said. “I was really excited about that. It was kind of a shock. I really haven’t received much mail from them. I didn’t really know they were interested in me.”
If the 6-foot, 1-inch, 225-pound Jones continues to develop as player, the Gators won’t be the last school to offer him a scholarship.
— Sterling Jones (@sterlingj32) July 1, 2015
Kentucky and Louisville offered the junior linebacker from St. James a scholarship prior to Florida doing so. Receiving a three-star rating from Rivals.com, Jones posted a 100-tackle season as a sophomore for the Trojans.
Jones is looking to top those numbers this season.
“I’m trying to have a great year,” Jones said. “I want (the season) to be better than my sophomore year. I want to be faster, stronger, hit with more power.”
By this time next year, Jones should have way more than three scholarship offers. Jones already has an idea of how he’ll determine his final school of choice.
“Good coaching, team chemistry and how I fit into their scheme,” Jones said. “Education. That’s a big thing.”