Jackson Commits to UF

Tonight, Florida coaches Ron Zook and Larry Fedora made an in-home visit to safety Kyle Jackson's house and they left with a commitment from the All-American free safety prospect.

The Gators picked up a huge commitment tonight from one of the nation's top safety prospects. Kyle Jackson, a four-star free safety from Neptune Beach (Fla.) Fletcher High School, committed to Florida publicly on local Jacksonville television.

"I am committed to Florida," Jackson said. "It came down to depth chart, academics, it's close to home and Ciatrick (Fason) is my best friend. I actually told him earlier today. I know that if I do all the right things I can come in there and compete for playing time. I should battle (Jarvis) Herring. I know I have to go in there and earn it."

Jackson made the decision earlier today and told his coach, Joe Reynolds. This evening, Coach Ron Zook and Larry Fedora made an in-home visit with Jackson and his family. Before Jackson could tell the Florida coaches he made his decision, Reynolds showed up unannounced and spoiled the big surprise. Well sort of.

"He came in dressed in his Gator gear and we had to tell him we hadn't told coach Zook yet. Then, we had to tell him I was committed. It was all fun."

Jackson has 15 interceptions over the last two seasons. He is Florida's second safety commitment in the last week. Tony Joiner, a strong safety from Haines City (Fla.) committed to UF a week ago.

Jackson committed publicly on Jacksonville news (Channel 12) with Dan Hickin earlier tonight.

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