The Texas A&M Aggies and Florida Gators have both had incredible 2013 recruiting cycles, but great recruiting programs know that ultimately, it's never to early to start looking to the future.
That's exactly why it has to be great for fans of both programs to see them already hitting the recruiting trail with an elite 2014 recruit.
Adoree' Jackson is a 5-star cornerback, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He's ranked as the No. 6 overall corner for 2014 and he's the No. 3-ranked player in California (both according to the 247Sports Composite)
Adam Gorney of Rivals.com is reporting that Jackson has recently picked up offers from the Gators and Aggies:
In the last few days the Gardena (Calif.) Serra cornerback has landed offers from Texas A&M and Florida and some other top programs are showing renewed interest.
The two SEC offers are big for Jackson, a 5-foot-10, 172-pound recruit who is also fantastic at wide receiver and on special teams.
"Especially both of them being in the SEC I know they're going to compete and even if you don't go to one of those schools you're going to play against the best of the best," Jackson said. "You're going to have the best players on your team and have the best coaching staff that can win championships.
"Texas A&M had that great season and they have a lot of people coming back especially their quarterback, Johnny Manziel. I like how Florida plays. They come off the ball and they've been like Oregon in the SEC."
The strategy shown here by both SEC programs is undeniable.
Momentum is everything in college football, and right now both of these programs are on a hot streak, to say the least. Texas A&M is arguably the most popular program in the country right now considering the star power of Heisman-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel, and Will Muschamp and the Gators currently have the No. 1-ranked recruiting class according to Rivals.com.
When you're hot on the recruiting trail everybody takes notice, so the Gators and Aggies are smart to capitalize on the good vibes while they have them. Things can change very quickly in the world of college football, so knowing when to pick your moments to make offers is vital.
Make no mistake about it, Jackson is going to be one of the bigger names in the 2013 class. He already has offers from schools like Nebraska, Washington, Boise State an UCLA, and that's just to name a few. He also mentioned that USC and Oregon were starting to show some interest, per Gorney's report.
Which SEC program has the brighter future?
Getting on a recruit's radar early is vital, especially when he looks like he can be elite, so these are two very smart offers from two very smart recruiting programs.
LSU and USC are listed as the early favorites on Jackson's 247Sports interest list, but he has yet to receive an offer from either school. Perhaps the Gators or Aggies can move up on that list now that they have offered, and at the very least, they've really helped their chances.
Sometimes the programs that offer early get an advantage with a recruit. In Florida and Texas A&M's case, they didn't need much help to begin with.