Fla. CB Sets Two Official Visits

St. Augustine (Fla.) High School cornerback standout Jacques Rickerson is one of the most coveted defensive backs from the South and this four-star prospect has now set up his first two official visits.

Jacques Rickerson is a four-star cornerback prospect from St. Augustine (Fla.) High School and he has now set up two official visits, Auburn and Penn State. The 5-10 and 180-pounder recently stated that Auburn and Florida were his two leaders but now things have opened back up.

"Recruiting is getting pretty old," said Rickerson. "I just want to take my visits this fall and after the season and the biggest thing I am looking for is playing time. So I will be watching the teams closely."

Rickerson camped this summer at Florida and Auburn. The UF camp was back in June. He just got back from AU.

"Auburn was a good camp. I was the defensive MVP. I like everything about the Tigers. They have great coaches, facilities, players, and they seem to really want me. They are gonna be in it in the end. I am visiting them (officially) for the Iron Bowl versus Alabama (11-19)."

So who else is still in the hunt?

"I really like Florida and the new coach (Urban Meyer). They are changing their defense and will be playing a lot more of man-to-man.

"Georgia and Tennessee, to me, are in similar situations at cornerback. They are both rebuilding at that position and I like I can get early playing time at both of those schools.

"Penn State is a young team with talent and I would love to play for coach (Joe) Paterno. That would be nice. I am going to visit them (officially) when they play Ohio State (10-8)."

Rickerson, rated at the No. 17 cornerback in the nation according to Scout.com, was all over the field as a junior last season. On offense, he finished the year with four touchdowns receiving and one on the ground. Defensively, he had 62 tackles, eight interceptions, and two defensive touchdowns. He also made a big impact on special teams, scoring two touchdowns and blocking three punts. He was a 2nd team All-State pick on defense following the season. He also averaged 22 PPG in hoops as a junior and was a regional qualifier in the long jump event as a sophomore.

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