Jackson enjoys another trip

Signing day can't get here soon enough for most of the fans that follow it and one reason is because every step a prospect makes seems to be recorded and broadcast to the world to read. So is the case with Florida committed cornerback J.C. Jackson.

J.C. Jackson is one of the elite prospects committed to the Gators and at a huge position of need. The Immokalee star pledged to Florida back in June at camp and has stayed committed throughout, although there have been some waves made during that period of time.

Jackson surprised a lot of people when he showed up in Miami at a basketball game and for an unofficial visit to the Coral Gables campus.

According to his father Chris, the trip was pretty innocuous.

"We went to a basketball game," J.C.'s father said. "It was more just a trip, his grandfather and I went down to the game. We just went.

The trip was a nice one, as usual, according to dad.

"Everywhere we go, we have a good time, but it was just a trip," he said. "We don't really weigh the visits. Every time we go somewhere everyone is good. We always enjoy ourselves.

Miami has always been a favorite of the family, but the program that has made a push for Jackson is the one he committed to before Florida. There is talk of a visit to Florida State next week, but dad, isn't sure one way or another.

"I have no idea what he is going to do," Mr. Jackson said. "At the last moment he might say he wants to go. I don't really like to talk to him too much about the recruiting. We try and block it out of conversations when we talk about things.

One thing they do discuss regularly with J.C. is getting his education.

"He wants to get into Sports management when he is done for football," he said. "That is what we talk about. Wherever he goes we support him, but we want to make sure he has something in case football doesn't work out for him.

Mr. Jackson reiterated that J.C. is still in the gator camp and that he knows Florida loves what he has to offer.

"He is committed to Florida and that is what it is," he said. "They love his ball skills. He is very explosive. He has good recovery speed. T-Rob says that J.C. reminds him of Janoris Jenkins."

"They like him on defense, but they also like him with the ball in his hand. He wants to play defense… that is his thing. He could do kick return and punt return and all."

And, Jackson has a really good friend in Duke Dawson that is already committed and on campus in Gainesville.

"They are good, they are like brothers," Mr. Jackson said of J.C. and Duke. "They call each other brothers."

With not much to say about the other programs and the recruiting process, Mr. Jackson shed a little comment as we ended the interview. "Tell them Gators, he is committed."

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