Jackson learns from newest Gators

Among the talent Florida courted at this year’s Friday Night Lights event was 2014 wide receiver Adoree’ Jackson. Jackson hails from Gardena, California, only an hour drive from Florida linebacker Ronald Powell’s hometown of Moreno Valley.

While Jackson has a bond by birthplace with one current Gator, he got to talk to others, like Vernon Hargreaves and Nick Washington at FNL. He was very receptive to the advice he was given by them about the recruiting process.

“It was nice, basically they were just telling me to be patient with everything and just enjoy everything in life and choose the school that’s right for me. They gave me a lot of tips, I asked them a lot of questions, like what’s the transition like from high school to college. It was nice to learn from someone who just came out of high school,” Jackson said.

Running track in football’s offseason is something very important to Jackson, it’s something he planned on talking to coach Will Muschamp about when he meets with him. Jackson has an established rapport with Florida track coach Mike Holloway, and that friendship is a great thing for the Gators.

“It helps [Florida’s chances] because, if another school tries to push through, I already have a relationship with another coach…it’s just another good chance booster,” Jackson said.

Not only is Jackson a two-sport athlete, but he also hopes to be a two-way athlete on Florida’s football team.

“I want to know about [Loucheiz] Purifoy, I know that he does both ways. I like that, I fit in with that right there,” Jackson said.

Jackson’s favorite part of FNL was watching people compete, he didn’t participate himself. He was also more than happy to have some fun on Twitter after FNL concluded:

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Richard Johnson
Richard lives in Gainesville and prides himself in being a bonafide lifelong Alachua County Resident. He attends the University of Florida and is in his third year studying Telecommunications. He isn’t sure how he started loving football being the son of two immigrants that don’t care about the sport, but he has developed a borderline unhealthy obsession with it. In his free time, Richard watches other sports and is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Tampa Bay Rays. He doesn’t like chocolate, knows Moe’s is better than Chipotle and drinks way too many Arnold Palmers. He also took up golf in the summer of 2012. That pursuit isn’t going well. You can listen to him talk about sports during the Cheapseats radio show on ESPN 850-WRUF or online at WRUF.com. Follow him on Twitter at @RagjUF.