Less than one week ago, four-star cornerback J.C. Jackson (Immokalee, FL) was committed to Florida State, but it was no secret that he had another team as the leader in his recruitment. Though he just rescinded his pledge to FSU five days ago on June 3, Jackson did not take long to make his intentions known as he verbally committed to play for the Florida Gators on Saturday.
In Gainesville, FL, on Saturday taking part in the Gators’ first football camp of the summer, Jackson ended his recruitment by pledging to join a school he told InsidetheGators.com’s Robert Lopez was simply his “best fit.”
Jackson (5’10”, 175 lbs.) plays both wide receiver and cornerback in high school and was committed to play the former position for Florida State. He will be on defense, his preferred spot, at Florida.
A member of the Rivals250 (No. 244 overall) and ESPN 150 (No. 48 overall), Jackson was originally the Seminoles’ first 2014 commitment. He is now the Gators’ ninth and becomes just the second defensive back – four-star Duke Dawson (Cross City, FL) being the other – pledged to Florida for 2014.
Jackson told ESPN’s Derek Tyson, who first reported his commitment, that he is “very solid” to the Gators partially because it is an in-state program that is also a member of the Southeastern Conference. “It’s the SEC, the best,” he said.