Florida State commit has UF #1

Will Muschamp has garnered the nickname “flipper” for all of the recruits he has flipped from one team to Florida.

This year is no different, as Muschamp is trying to flip Immokalee (Fla.) High cornerback J.C. Jackson, who is currently committed to Florida State.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Jackson was on campus at Florida on Saturday, and he has a no leader despite his commitment.

“Florida is my number one,” Jackson said. “I’m still committed to Florida State, but I don’t know — everything is hard right now. I’m thinking about de-committing from Florida State soon.”

Florida’s coaches are one of the main reasons that Jackson is rethinking his commitment to Florida State.

“Florida just makes me comfortable,” Jackson said. “Coach Muschamp and the coaches make me feel comfortable and coach Muschamp and I have a good relationship with each other and we are always talking.”

When Jackson sat down with Will Muschamp on Saturday, the message from Muschamp was clear.

“Coach Muschamp said he needs me,” Jackson said. “He showed me the depth chart and said I’m the number one cornerback on the board for 2014. He said that they need cornerbacks bad in this class and that I would be a great fit into the defense.”

The physical style of defense is something that Jackson likes about Florida, and he thinks the Gators’ defense is the best in the country.

Jackson spent a majority of his time with cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson, and the two of them spent a lot of time watching film and discussing coverage schemes.

This won’t be Jackson’s last time to Gainesville, as he says he plans to visit again soon.

“I’m coming back up for a spring practice,” Jackson said. “And I plan to take an official to Florida. I don’t think I’ll visit Florida State again, and if I do it will be an official visit. I’m feeling Florida right now.”

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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.