Cornerback is a major position of need for the Gators in the Class of 2014 and on Monday, Florida visited one of the best in the country.
Florida visited Gardena (Ca.) Junipero Serra cornerback Adoree’ Jackson who is ranked as the number two cornerback in the nation by most.
“Coach (Brian) White and coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) came by today (Monday),” Jackson said. “They told my coach they were glad to be by my school. It meant a lot to see them all the way out in California and for them to come see me soon in the evaluation process means they want me bad.”
The 5-foot-10, 172-pound Jackson has become really close with one of the Gators assistants, and possibly his future position coach.
“Me and coach T-Rob have a real good relationship,” Jackson said. “I talk to them at least every two weeks, sometimes every week. He just tells me how bad he needs me and that he can’t wait for me to get down to Gainesville for a visit.”
Jackson says a visit to Gainesville is very possible for this summer, as he would like to take an unofficial and official to Florida.
For Jackson, the coaching staff at Florida has told him about the scheme and the need for his position; both things that Jackson notices.
“Florida’s defense always balls out,” Jackson said. “They have shown that they will play true freshman if they are good enough to play. They have a lot of good schemes too and they play a lot of defensive backs at one time in the nickel and other packages. They have told me they want four cornerbacks in the class and they want me to be one of them.”
Jackson says at this time, he has no leaders but Florida and USC are high up on his list.