Matt Jones: Signed to Florida on Feb. 1, 2012

Rating: Rivals 4*/Scout 4*/ESPN 4*

Player Info

Position: RB

Height: 6'2''
Weight: 213

Hometown: Seffner, Fla.

High school: Armwood

Class: 2012

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Player History

Colleges considering:

Verbally Committed to:

  • Florida on Feb. 14, 2011

Recruiting Report


Seffner, Fla., Armwood RB


Junior season — 1,447 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns


Official visit schedule: UF (1/20/12)

Attended Friday Night Lights and several games in the fall

Meyer always wanted that big, bruising back, but with the spread offense, it was always tough to lure one to Gainesville. Only a few months on the job, and equipped with a pro-style plan, Muschamp has one of the top prospects in the southeast. There are questions about his technique and whether he runs too upright, but he has a year to correct that and should be one of the more exciting running backs to watch this fall. He’s already taller than any of last year’s top SEC rushers and is close to most of them in weight.

Ranked 4 in The Gainesville Sun Florida's Top 50 prospects for 2012 and the consensus top running back in state