The Gators currently have eight commits in their 2014 class and could be getting closer to adding a ninth player after news came out earlier this week that four-star prospect J.C. Jackson (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee) has decommitted from arch-rival Florida State.
Jackson, an athlete who can play both cornerback and wide receiver, initially committed to FSU in March 2012.
As a junior, the 5-foot-10, 185 pound Jackson had 46 catches for 813 yards and seven touchdowns.
He currently holds offers from UF, FSU, Miami, Clemson, Ohio State and Tennessee among others. He is scheduled to visit Gainesville this weekend, so a commitment is not out of the question.
Other recruiting news:
The Gators received an interesting commitment last week from 2014 tight end Cyontai Lewis (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge). Lewis could be an under-the-radar commitment, as he is currently not even rated by many recruiting services.
Coming into last week Lewis did not have any scholarship offers. However, Mississippi State extended him a scholarship last Wednesday and a day later the Gators followed with a scholarship offer of their own.
The 6-foot-5, 215 pound Lewis had 20 catches for 249 yards and three touchdowns as a junior.
Without a proven playmaker at tight end currently on the roster Lewis could come in and be a factor as soon as he gets to campus in 2014. Although someone like Kent Taylor or Colin Thompson could change that if they emerge in 2013.