While Florida is trying to finish off their 2013 class, the team is also evaluating and offering 2014 prospects around the country.
On Tuesday, the Gators offered 2014 Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra cornerback Adoree’ Jackson.
“I was offered by Florida today,” Jackson said. “Coach Brian White called my coach, and then I called him to talk to him on the phone and he offered me then.”
The 5-foot-10, 172-pound Jackson hasn’t visited Florida yet but this offer is a special one to him for several reason.
“Getting a Florida means a lot to me,” Jackson said. “I mean it’s the SEC and it’s a great conference that competes for national championships and they want the best of the best in regards to players. It’s just truly an honor for me and I’m truly blessed to have an offer from Florida.”
Florida had one of the best defenses in the country in 2012 under Will Muschamp, and Jackson took notice of that.
“They have a great defense and one of the best in the country,” Jackson said. “They are fast and head hunters on defense. They play as a team and do what they have to do in order to help the team win. They have a great overall defense.”
On defense this past year, Jackson had 56 tackles and one sack he also had five interceptions, seven pass breakups and two caused fumbles, including one fumble recovery, during his junior year at Junipero Serra.
Jackson also played some offense during his junior year as he had 175 yards rushing and five touchdowns. At receiver, he had 546 receiving yards on just 33 catches and five more touchdowns.
The Max Preps junior All-American had a total of 13 touchdowns this season for one of California’s top high school football teams.