Jackson impresses at Gators 7on7 Camp

The Florida Gators renewed their summer camp 7on7 tournament last week and one of the stars of the tournament was Neptune Beach (Fla.) receiver Kalif Jackson. At 6-4.5 and 197 pounds, Jackson has supreme size for a receiver and certainly tools that Florida is looking for. He says he relished the competition Friday night.

"It went well," Kalif Jackson said of his play in the tournament. "I probably scored six or seven times. It is a chance to compete, go against good competition, and get better as a team. We saw where we were weak at so we can get better at it."

The Gator staff had 14 teams to watch, but they made sure to keep an eye on Jackson almost the entire night. They really want him to come back so they can coach him up.

"The Florida coaches said I did really well," he said. "They enjoyed me coming out here. They were real interested in me and wanted me to come back to camp. I just don't know if I will be able to because I work."

He sees good things in Gainesville.

"I like Florida, it is a good school," he said.

Jackson has over 30 offers and says that no team leads. He is adamant that when he looks at a school, academics are of major importance.

"I want a stable coaching staff and a good academic program," he said. "I come from a family of academics. My brother just graduated from Princeton. I have a weighted 3.7 in all honors and AP courses.

"It doesn't matter what kind of offense. I know from experience that the best players will get the ball, no matter what kind of offense."

Jackson says he just has work and workouts scheduled for the summer, content on letting the recruiting pick up again in the fall. We will be there to cover that recruitment.

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