J.C. Jackson takes a trip to Florida


J.C. Jackson (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee), a 2014 commitment to Florida State, traveled to Gainesville to see their in-state rivals Florida host South Carolina over the weekend.

The 6-foot, 185-pound ESPN Watch List member hadn't been to the Florida for a game yet, but definitely enjoyed his time there.

"It was an exciting game," he said. "That was my first time going to a Gator game.

"I liked the atmosphere and how they run things."

Jackson didn't have a lot of time to talk to the Gators coaching staff because of the hectic nature of game days. But when he did, they made it clear that he's a wanted man.

"I talked to the defensive backs coach and the receivers coach," Jackson said. "They were saying I need to go there and they wanted me on their team."

Capable of playing wide receiver or defensive back, Florida made it known to Jackson that they have them on their board on the defensive side of the ball. FSU, too, has told him he can play over there as well and he's more than fine with that.

"They are recruiting me to play defensive back there," Jackson said. "That's what I really want to play in college anyway."

While the visit was beneficial to Florida's cause, Jackson's status remains unchanged. He was quick to make sure his allegiance still lies with his original decision.

"I'm still committed," he said. "I am pretty firm to Florida State."

Jackson will see both teams go head to head at Florida State in the regular-season finale.

"I am going to go to the Gators-Seminoles game in Tallahassee," he said.

Jackson committed to Florida State on March 25.