Dec. 10, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Jacob Davis (Deland, Fla.) and Song Jeon (Ocala, Fla.), two of the top ranked junior golfers in the state of Florida, have signed National Letters of Intent to play men’s golf for first-year head coach Trey Jones at Florida State University. The pair will begin their collegiate careers during the fall of 2004 season and are the nucleus of Jones’s first recruiting class at FSU.
“We could not be happier with our two new Seminoles,” said Jones. “They both are solid people with outstanding golf games. They will represent us very well in every regard.”
Davis, a junior college All-American from Brevard Community College, led the Titans to a sixth-place finish in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I tournament last May. Davis won the 2002 and 2003 Gadsden State Invitational and the 2003 Titan Invitational while recording seven top-five finishes not including the three wins at BCC.
“Jacob will bring us a consistent competitor,” said Jones. “If you look at his overall results, he shows up to play every week. His junior college coach Jamie Howell has prepared Jacob very well for the transition to Division I golf.”
Jeon, who is currently a senior at St. John Lutheran High School in Ocala, is ranked 33rd in the nation by Golfweek Magazine and is a 2003 America Junior Golf Association Third Team All-American. He won the 2002 AJGA HP Junior Championship and finished third at the 2003 AJGA Thunderbird Invitational. Jeon also finished in the top-10 at the 2003 AJGA Boys Championship and the 2003 Chrysler AJGA Boys Invitational.
“Song has the ability to make an immediate impact on our golf team next season,” said Jones. “He is mature beyond his age and has the physical skills to match. By finishing in the top 11 in four of the 5 AJGA majors this year, it shows his ability to have success against the best juniors in the country. I truly believe that we could not have signed a better person or player than Song Jeon. He will make a great Seminole.”
The Seminoles gained three top ten finishes in four events during the fall season under in Jones’s first season in Tallahassee. Florida State begins its spring season at the Gator Invitational Jan. 31.