Gators legacy picks up a Florida offer

On Monday the Gators hosted a prospect that is just now entering his sophomore year of high school but has a special connection to Florida.

Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab cornerback Tre Jackson camped at Florida and also earned an offer that was special for the whole family.

“My dad is Jack Jackson who used to play at Florida,” Jackson said. “It was very exciting for both me and him for me to get the offer from Florida. I have been to Florida a few times to see the campus with my dad but this time I got to see everything a little more. With my dad playing for them it definitely helps Florida out.”

For the 5-foot-9, 162-pound Jackson he came into the camp without an offer but left with his first one.

“I think I did pretty good during the camp,” Jackson said. “After the camp was over coach (Will) Muschamp asked me to come into his office. He said that he had been watching me and saw that I made a lot of improvement during the camp and that I showed out among the others there and that he wanted to offer me a full scholarship to Florida.”

Jackson spent most of his time with cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson and his recruiting coach Derek Lewis during his time in Gainesville.

“I really coach Lewis he is a cool guy and down earth and also knows a lot about Louisiana since he is from there,” Jackson said. “Coach T-Rob is also a good guy and has a good personality, he was working with me on footwork a lot during the camp. Coach Muschamp was also helping me with some techniques and stuff during the camp.”

Jackson said that he believes coach Muschamp has changed the program in a good way and says that Florida has the best facilities of all the programs he has visited thus far.

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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, 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.