UF Gators get commitment from four-star cornerback Ja'Keem Jackson

Kissimmee, Florida - Cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond of the Florida Gators has secured a big commitment from one of the top defensive backs in the nation: Ja'Keem Jackson.

Four-star cornerback Ja'Keem Jackson becomes the third-highest ranked commit for the Florida Gators.
Four-star cornerback Ja'Keem Jackson becomes the third-highest ranked commit for the Florida Gators.  © Collage: Screenshot / Instagram / darealjahh

It was a tough battle between top programs Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Auburn for the sought-after talent.

But it was the Florida Gators who prevailed to win the commitment from the four-star athlete .

"He (coach Raymond) got a good resume of producing good DBs (defensive backs)," Jackson said, explaining his decision. "He hit me up every day... we have a good relationship."

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Jackson is the fourth prospect just this month to commit to the Gators, and he's not expected to be the last. Florida has a huge weekend ahead, with several top recruits potentially committing to the program.

The rising senior is the third defensive back addition to the Gators 2023 class, joining four-star players Sharif Denson and Aaron Gates.

In his latest season, the 6-foot-1 versatile player got snaps at both receiver and cornerback.

As a receiver, Jackson caught 36 passes for 548 yards and four touchdowns. In his four games on defense, he picked off the three passes and assisted his team to a 9-3 record, as well as a second round appearance in Florida's 8A playoffs.

Jackson is the Gators' third-highest ranked pledge in their 2023 class. Ranked at No. 19 among cornerbacks in the nation, his commitment moves the program up to 17 in the recruiting rankings.

Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot / Instagram / darealjahh

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