247Sports’ Composite: 5-star (99.59)
Location: Gardena, Calif. (Junipero Serra)
Status: Crystal Ball (17%)
Adoree’ Jackson is just about on every team’s wish list for national signing day on Feb. 5.
Fortunately for the Gators, they happen to be one of the finalists to land the No. 7-ranked overall prospect in the class of 2014. Furthermore, the school looks to be one of three, along with UCLA and USC, in play for Jackson’s coveted final visit before signing day, per 247Sports’ Ryan Bartow (subscription required).
One thing that Florida has going in its favor is that Jackson has interest in competing in the long jump and wants to compete in the Olympics down the road.
It just so happens that the Gators would be a perfect school for him to pursue those dreams, outside of playing football. The school has employed Mike Holloway, who coached the 2012 U.S. track team and produced long-jumper and London bronze medalist Will Claye.
Given the talent on the Florida defense, getting another defensive back isn’t necessarily a need. But when a player like Jackson has any interest, you have to make it a priority to pick him up.
Can you imagine a secondary with both Vernon Hargreaves and Jackson?
All stats and rankings used in this article are courtesy of CFBstats.com unless otherwise noted.
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