Florida leads for ex Florida State commit

Will Muschamp has built a reputation for being able to flip prospects from one school to Florida and he is trying to do that again this year.

One prospect he is trying to get is Immokalee (Fla.) High cornerback JC Jackson who recently decommitted from Florida’s arch rival.

“I decided to go ahead and decommit from Florida State on Monday,” Jackson said. “I didn’t want to take visits while still being considered a Florida State commitment. I wanted to keep my options open and I’m going into my senior year so I want to look around and take visits.”

The first visit for the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Jackson will take place this weekend with his parents accompanying him to the school that leads for him.

“I plan to go up and watch Florida’s camp this Saturday, Florida is my leader,” Jackson said. “This will be the first time for my mom and dad to see Florida. They are both real excited for the visit and can’t wait to meet Will Muschamp. My mom loves Florida so she is real excited.”

One main reason that Florida leads for Jackson is the position that the Gators coaching staff sees him playing at the next level.

“Florida wants me to come in and play cornerback for them,” Jackson said. “They tell me that I have a chance to come in make an impact for them as a freshman if I work hard on the field and in the weight room for them.”

During the evaluation period one of Florida’s coaches stopped by Immokalee to see Jackson during spring practice.

“Coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) came by to see me during the spring,” Jackson said. “It went really well, it’s always good to see him. We have a good relationship between us and he always keeps it loose and is always laughing and joking around with me.”

While Florida leads for Jackson, he says a few other schools are still in the mix for him including the school he decommitted from.

“Florida leads by a good bit,” Jackson said. “I really don’t have a second place team but Miami, Georgia and Florida State are still in there.”

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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.