Gators go after 2014 FSU pledge

The state of Florida will once again be loaded with top 2014 prospects next and the receiver position may be the deepest in that loaded class

One of those prospects is Immokalee, Fla., receiver J.C. Jackson, who is currently committed to Florida State.

Even though the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Jackson is committed to FSU, he recently picked up an offer from an in-state rival of the Seminoles.

“(Florida) coach (Travaris) Robinson was by my school last week,” Jackson said. “When he was there he told my coach, he was offering me a scholarship. He told me he really likes me and what he was telling me was great.”

The prospect plays both receiver and defensive back at Immokalee, but Florida sees him focusing on one side of the ball.

“They want me at defensive back,” Jackson said. “He told me I’m a raw cornerback, but I could be one of the best defensive backs in the country if I continued to improve my game.”

Jackson pledged to Florida State in March over offers from Clemson, Miami and other top schools.

Despite the non-binding, verbal commitment Jackson said he remains open to other schools and will take visits this summer.

“I’m interested in Florida,” Jackson said. “My options are still open and I plan to take a few visits this summer. I will visit Florida and Florida State for sure.”

As a sophomore, Jackson caught 18 passes for 554 yards and six touchdowns. He added another touchdown on special teams.

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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.