The Florida Gators renewed their summer camp 7on7 tournament last week and one of the stars of the…
3-star Florida WR talks Vanderbilt
"I got a good feeling when I was offered. I was glad it finally came. Last summer, I camped at Vanderbilt and was hoping that I'd get the offer. I know they got a new staff, but I've only talked with Coach Lubick. I've been talking to my parents about summer visits. I'm hoping to get back [to Nashville] to meet the rest of the coaches."
Jackson received his first SEC offer from Missouri as a sophomore. Among Jackson's 27 offers include six Big Ten offers, five ACC offers, a Pac-12 offer (Cal), and a Big 12 offer (West Virginia).
This weekend Jackson attended a 7-on-7 camp in Gainesville and caught the attention of the Florida coaching staff.
"I thought I did pretty well," Jackson said on his camp performance. "I scored the most touchdowns for my team. Coach Muschamp and Coach [Joker] Phillips came up and told me that they're extremely interested.
"I'm still pretty open with my recruiting. I'm not in a big rush to make a decision. I'm looking for a stable coaching staff. My brother went to Princeton and the first year he was there the staff was let go. So, I'd like to go to a program where I know the coaches will be there."
As a junior in 2013, Jackson became a starter at Fletcher. He had 30 catches for more than 800 yards and eight touchdowns. He took All-District and All-Conference honors. Jackson feels big things are in store for the Senators in the coming season.
"We have too much talent that anything less than a state championship will be considered a failure," he stated. "In my three years we've made the final four twice and the elite eight last year. I think this is the year we take the next step. It feels like it's time. With our senior class, I think we'll have at least six D-1 players."
Jackson said his mother is a University of Florida grad so the Gators could potentially be tough to beat if they do indeed offer. He also has relatives in Starkville. Jackson says he's very interested in a Political Science major.
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