Florida Football Recruiting: Johnnie Jones is a mountain

The three-star offensive lineman is racking up the offers
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The quest for Florida Football to acquire offensive linemen is continuing and the Gators continue to be on the prowl to restock their line.

Their latest offer is to a 2026 prospect out of Tampa who might wind up being one the bigger linemen in the class when all is said and done.

Florida Football: All About The Jones

Johnnie Jones is an offensive tackle listed at 6'6" and 260 pounds on recruiting profiles, but his X profile claims 6'7" and 295 pounds.

Out of Berkeley Prep in Tampa, the size of Jones immediately pops out on film. He keeps a wide base and is hard to move off the spot. Even with his size, he maintains solid mobility when asked to pull around on a running play or to track a defensive EDGE rusher along the outside.

As is the case with most 2026 prospects, ratings are still trickling in and will be updated in due time. On3 and Rivals have him as a three-star prospect, while 247 and ESPN have him as unrated. It's fair enough for now, as Jones doesn't tend to knock guys over at the rate of some other prospects, but as he continues to grow, we also wouldn't be surprised to see him bump into the four-star range.

Florida offered Jones over the weekend, becoming the 9th school to extend an offer. The competing list of schools is relatively light, with USF and UCF being the most notable to also extend offers.

But given he is near SEC size as a high school sophomore, Jones is going to be one who will continue to gain more and more eyeballs. And if he can continue to improve on the field, Florida jumping into the fray early will hopefully be a good sign for their chances down the road.