It wasn't the visit only that has the Gators in the race, it was also some of the fans who made an impression on the 4-star tailback...
"Man, before I got to Florida, I was stuck at the airport in Atlanta, and didn't get there until Saturday," said the 5-11, 200-pound RB. "I met some Gator fans at the airport, after they asked me if was R.J. Jackson. They were really cool. They were hangin' out with me until midnight, keeping me company until when I was able to get hotel room. You know, they didn't have to do that, but they were looking out for me and that made me feel real good."
The Texas Hot 100 #9 said he arrived in Gainesville Saturday and received a quick tour of the facilities, the acadmeic center and got to see the stadium.
One of the pressing issues the Houston tailback had was the number of backs Florida was taking, and that he was told that he was the No. 1 choice at tailback.
"Coach Urban Meyer sat down with me and explained that they always wanted to take two tailbacks, that he wasn't aware of anything that was said to me before, but that they needed some running backs and they still want me to come to Florida."
The Gators already have Mansfield Summit RB Kestahn Moore and they would love to add one more.
With Jackson set to make his announcement 6 pm Monday, at Boudreaux's, located at 5475 W. Loop South in Houston, Texas, we asked him to give us the cons on Florida, LSU, Oklahoma State and Texas.
Jackson on Florida: "Really, it'll be hard for my family to come and see me. That's the only negative."
On LSU: "They have a lot of backs. That's it, that's the only negative."
On Oklahoma State: "A lot of opportunity there, but Stillwater is not that big of a town. That's the only negative with them.
On Texas: "They were recruiting me hard and then they stopped recruiting me. Then, they started back again, trying to get back in it at the end. That's the only negative with them."
Jackson said he will go home and list the pros and cons of each school on his liat and discuss that with his family before making a final decision. He is set to announce 6 pm Monday at Boudreaux's, and all members of the media are invited.