Expectations met for Jackson

Florida hosted over a hundred prospects on Friday night for Friday Night Lights. The biggest prospect on campus was Gardena (Ca.) Junipero Serra cornerback Adoree’ Jackson.

“It was a great visit overall and the visit met every expectation I had for it. It was a 10 out 10,” Jackson said. “Walking into the Swamp and seeing the Gator head and the locker room, it really just hit me and stood out to me on my trip.”

On Saturday, the 5-foot-10, 172-pound Jackson was able to meet with Florida’s national championship track program.

“It was a great meeting with them even though coach (Mike) Holloway was gone due to being with the USA team,” Jackson said. “But I got to talk to coach Peterson, the long jump coach, and meeting him was good because that’s me, I’m a long jumper. I got to hear everything about the track program and how Florida produces long jumpers. He was preaching facts to me and that’s something I liked. I don’t want people telling me false stuff.”

After Jackson met with Peterson, he headed over to the football facilities where he got the chance to meet with Will Muschamp.

“Meeting with coach Muschamp went well,” Jackson said. “He was talking to me about the offensive and defensive schemes and he was again preaching the facts about the football team. He was telling me that they have had players in the past play both ways and he was telling me how they treat (Louchiez) Purifoy. I got to also meet with coach (Joker) Phillips and coach T-Rob and they were very supportive of me playing both ways in college.”

During the visit, Jackson was able to spend a lot of time with some of the incoming freshman and talk to them about the transition to college from high school.

“I got to hang out with Vernon (Hargreaves), Ahmad (Fulwood) and Nick (Washington) a lot,” Jackson said. “It was great hanging out with them, they were telling me about their transition to school and with them being guys that just got to school, it was good to hear from them. They kept it real with me and told me stuff I needed to hear.”

Next up for Jackson is a trip to Illinois this week and after that, things will slow down for Jackson.

“After that trip I’m going to shut it down mostly and relax and get to work with my teammates,” Jackson said. “I hope to have at least two of my official visits set up by September first, if not all of them set up by then. I’m going to sit down and discuss it with my teammates. I’m still planning on making my decision on National Signing Day.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.