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Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by GATORAZ, Jun 8, 2013.
Nicho doesn't have to. We can all read.
Not over yet.
E=Jackson sticks. It's science.
JC seems to be an example of a player wanting to go to one school (UF) and his family (Dad) wanting another (UM), hopefully for us they will let him do what he wants! We shall see Wed.
His LOI is in he is a Gator
Jackson sticks. The doom and gloomers can take a breath.
good news on national signing day is always great news
Yes it is...
Truth. On this one at least. And Harris flipping. But they'll find something to beotch about.
Signed Letter of Intent.
JC Jackson=Next Great UF FS
Extraordinary athlete, dynamic with the ball in his hands, closing speed exceptional, after much deliberation and research about the soft spoken JC Jackson 5'10 185 I truly believe that he can become one of the greatest FS UF has seen.
Look at his tape it goes without saying that Jackson is electric, whether on offense, defense or special teams, the kid can play the game of football extremely well. Now I know with UF's current inept state on offense most UF faithful are screaming for Muschamp/Roper and company to put Jackson on the offensive side of the ball. Cant say that I disagree but *if (play along with me here) he has the chance to be one of the best in the game at FS, should that at least be considered? Here's the case for FS.
A FS must:
Have great sideline to hash/sideline speed (4:00)
reach top end speed quickly 34)
play recognition and reaction speed (1:42, 2:14)
Play the ball well in the air (3:14)
and the great one's (a la Ed reed)have good hands and give you something on the return (4:06)
Focus on these keys:
When he's on D he plays best in zone coverage or safety, he closes fast. On offense high pointing the ball comes natural and hands are good enough to help create more int takeaways (Vernon lead last year with 3, we need more!).
Video's grainy but Earl Thomas (5'10 202) (a muschamp pupil) was once great on offense as well and translated very well to FS.
Do you see the Ed Reed (5'11 205) potential in Jackson's game?
Now some will play SS or maybe move to corner but JC is the most dynamic playmaker of the group. Per Franz Beard:
"SAFETIES (5): Jabari Gorman (SR); Keanu Neal (SO); Marcus Maye (SO); (RFR); Marcell Harris (RFR); Quincy Wilson (FR)
Gorman is experienced and solid. Neal and Maye were up and down as freshmen so they need to take the next step upward. Harris was injured and took a redshirt but is healthy and should be a contributor. Wilson and J.C. Jackson could flip flop between corner and safety."
Some may disagree, JC even says he's corner (though he has been vulnerable to press/man coverage-see UA game-speedy noil) but with understanding of our D and about 10-15 more pounds I think no one will disagree if he becomes the best UF FS since Reggie Nelson( 5'11 210) or beyond...
If the staff can just put these new guys at their best position we likely will be surprised to look back and remember what position we thought they were here to play. Who knows where Treon Harris, D Porter, JC Jackson, Moral Stephens, Cyontai Lewis will end up?
Just decided (as others have stated) that its a freaking joke Ermon Lane is rated higher than JC Jackson. This guy is so fluid at any position on the field. He looks like a legit star at the next level. Lets hope it translate out. Now that signing day is over and done, if you asked me to pick one of these guys based off of tapes and productivity thus far in their careers, its not even close.
Jackson is close to 6'0. He really is fun to watch with the ball in his hands. He has the ability to be an "explosive" playmaker in Roper's offense if he wants the opportunity. I'm not sure why J.C. is so bent on playing corner, but it looks like that's where he'll begin his career at UF.
Another one to keep an eye on at WR is Porter.
He could change his mind in an instant, at practice one day, who knows. But you would think with our depth at CB and his HS success on offense he would be open to it.
And so he's listed at Safety but you think he plays offense?
I think at some point he'll at least get a look on that side of the ball. We've got some amazing athletes (Washington, Neal, Harris and Maye) back there; not sure how many significant snaps he sees at safety. If you watch what Porter can do with the ball in his hands, it's pretty exciting. He'll have to learn the finer points of being a wide receiver at the next level, but he has unbelievable speed and can make things happen in the open field that we haven't seen in a while down there.
One thing that is very overlooked when evaluating guys like Sousa and Worton, is how polished those guys are as receivers right now. Porter and Jackson are a lot more raw at the position, but both can explode with the ball in their hands and over time could become serious playmakers in this new attack.
But that's just my opinion.
Zach A. Reported that JC and his father have stated he wants to play both ways and I think that will happen since we didn't land Adoree jackson. He was arguably the best WR in the state of Fla. He had a record 257 rec yards in 1 game. Lane had about 800 for the whole season.
Yep J.C. had 257 yard against Naples, he basically beat them single handedly by himself with the receiving yard along with the return yard on punt and kickoff.
So basically we recruited more skill players than it shows on paper.
Possibly. Every spring we see a handful of guys try their luck at different positions, so that's why it's hard to predict who will breakout where. Jackson and Porter could definitely help us out offensively, though.