GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The flip finally became complete for Immokalee (Fla.) cornerback J.C. Jackson Saturday evening.
After a commitment to Florida State that lasted over a year, Jackson decommitted from the Seminoles this past Monday. Even while committed to the Seminoles, many expected him to switch to the Gators eventually, and after an unofficial visit for Florida's first summer camp session, Jackson made it official.
"I went ahead and committed," he quietly said immediately after meeting with head coach Will Muschamp. "It's the same ole thing, but the day finally came and I committed."
The commitment came as a huge relief to the Florida staff who is looking to add several corners to the 2014 class.
"They started yelling, got happy," Jackson said of the coaches after he committed. "Muschamp, [Travaris Robinson], [D.J.] Durkin were all happy, it was nice."
After such a shaky commitment to the Seminoles for several months, the obvious question is -- How solid is this new pledge to Florida?
"It's very solid, I'm going to stick with the Gators," Jackson proclaimed. "I was committed for a while and I thought I was going there too, but Florida, I'm going to stay committed. I ain't going to go nowhere else.
The SEC is the best and I got a chance to probably start if I work."
Jackson is currently the nation's No. 187 prospect overall in the 247Composite, an industry generated average. He is now the ninth commit in Florida's 2014 class.