The Florida Gators ever-changing 2015 recruiting class added a member on Tuesday when three-star wide receiver Kalif Jackson (Neptune Beach, FL), a Friday Night Lights attendee, made his commitment official.
Jackson (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) received a scholarship offer from the Gators on Tuesday and accepted it almost immediately. He chose Florida over a previously-stated top five of Duke, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Rutgers and Vanderbilt.
“Just received an offer from the University of Florida … Moral of the story is hardwork pays,” Jackson tweeted at 12:04 p.m. Just over seven hours later, he added: “I also just committed to the University of Florida.”
“[He] has all of the physical tools in the world to be a solid contributor as a big bodied receiver,” wrote Mike Singer of FlaVarsity.com on June 24 ($). “Jackson made several jaw-dropping catches on the field at the IMG [7v7 National Championship] tournament.”
Jackson also has the frame to play tight end, though he would need to gain some weight to be a better fit for the position.
The Gators have lost four commitments in the last 10 days but seen three players pledge to attend Florida in the month of July, including four-stars linebacker Jerome Baker (Cleveland, OH) and offensive lineman George Brown, Jr. (Cincinnati, OH).
Jackson joins four-star quarterback Sheriron Jones (Moreno Valley, CA), three-star WR Derrick Dillon (Franklinton, LA) and three-star tight end Camrin Knight (Tallahassee, FL) as offensive skill players currently committed to Florida.
His commitment was first reported by InsidetheGators.com‘s Blake Alderman.