"I chose Florida State because it was closer to home. My friends and family can watch me play and I can be a role model for the community. My heart is in Tallahasse."
Jernigan also cited a close relationship with Coach Odell Haggins as a reason for his commitment.
FSU had to really recruit Jernigan and they had to stay on him for a long even the times when it looked like he was a "lock" to UF. This one was earned over the long haul.
Head Coach Jimbo Fisher lands his first top 100 defensive linemen. There will be many more in the future.