Florida earns commitment from JUCO running back
The Florida Gators added a JUCO running back to their ranks on Thursday. Jakobi Jackson is heading to Gainesville via Coahoma Community College.
Jackson was his team’s rushing leader last season, with 661 and 7 touchdowns.
Be like JaKobi.
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— Florida Gators Football (@GatorsFB) May 25, 2023
Jackson attended Pensacola Catholic High School and received offers from schools like Charlotte, South Alabama, UAB, and Western Kentucky. However, he decided to take the JUCO route.
Jackson was actually committed to Charleston Southern as of Wednesday and de-committed before announcing his pledge to the Gators.
The Gators received a transfer commitment from another RB back in January. Former Tulane RB Cameron Carroll will be playing for Florida in 2023.
Billy Napier led Florida to a bowl game appearance in his first season with the team. The Gators faced Oregon State in the Las Vegas Bowl and ultimately lost by a score of 30-3.
One of the best wins in Napier’s first year in Gainesville came in the season opener against No. 7 Utah. An interception on the goal line with under a minute to go in the game secured the upset.
The Gators also snapped a two-game losing streak to Texas A&M last season.
There is no telling how Napier will decide to use Jackson in his offense. Jackson has immediate eligibility for the 2023 season.
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Flipped him from Charleston Southern, eh Billy? Way to go…
Curious, without using googley, anyone know where Coahoma Community College is?
Seems like Torrence and Montrell did all right despite their low rankings. Good for this young man, he’ll get a degree from a great school and get national exposure. The coaching staff must see something they like, and if anything, the Gators are building depth.
GatorFanAlways………Yep what the staff sees, is florida’s top running back recruit is flirting with Georgia!!!! Technically Georgia is flirting but he is flirting back!!!!!!!! LOL
Spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in recruiting budget so we can beat out an FCS doormat for a nobody JUCO player. Complete waste of a scholly.
As you’re a waste of a person and a fake gator fan Phil … why don’t you ask humper where the 2 x natty qb for the dawgs came from .. your a joke and a fraud to say your a gator fan
He came from UGa originally
And left uga as a walk
On and went to
Where after his 1st year ? Did a little
And then won 2 nattys .. I would say he worked out pretty
A former juco player
Emmit Smith played for florida to, but that does’nt make him ES now does it????? Where Stetson Bennet played for a season is unimportant!!! It was GEORGIA that made him a star!!!!!
I do not see florida turning this kid into an NFL running back!!!! Napier sees he is willing to sign with florida! That is what they see in him!!!!!
PS. Reality bites if you are a Gator now days!!!!!! LOL
It’d be better to see how he performs before making judgments. Good for this kid attracting the attention of a power 5 team, I hope he does well and proves wrong the naysayers.
So do I GFA, so do I. Anyone with a heart and a kazoo loves pulling for the underdog…in fact I just love pulling for dogs period, how about you?
I’m a big fan of dogs as pets, just not football teams with dogs in the name ;)
Great flip Billy, Charleston Southern was really hoping he would come in and win the backup running back job.
He’ll be fifth on the depth chart, Bonehead. You might stick to creamsicle Orange news & current events.
Vol fans…Tennessee has one(1) good year in football in what 15 years and you guys have turned into the most insane fan as ever in the SEC. You think Knoxville is the center of the college football world…It is not nor will ever be again.
Welcome to the big time Jakobi.
Humper, Phil and some others are behaving like idiots putting down a player they know nothing about but I understand you are who you are
Humper didn’t put down the player, thinking still isn’t your strong suit is it palley…as to who I put down, here’s a clue…way to go Billy!
BTW, without googling it, where is Coahoma CC?
Not sure I understand why we needed another running back. Seems like that room’s getting kind of full. But as for the trolling comments, they remind me of the exact same sort of comments about Montrell Johnson.
I thought the same thing about another RB but then I thought that the coaching staff knows better so I didn’t say anything
A guy that fills the #5 spot on the depth chart, of the most talented position room on the team. Not sure I understand the critics. Some people are just idiots, I guess.