Florida’s 2015 recruiting class landed its ninth verbal commitment on Sunday morning.
Outside linebacker Rayshad Jackson (6-foot-1, 205 pounds, Miami Norland, Miami) verbally committed following his official visit over the weekend, as first reported by ESPN’s Derek Tyson.
Jackson, a two-star prospect per rivals.com, was visited by head coach Jim McElwain and associate head coach, co- defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Randy Shannon last Monday.
This marks Florida’s first verbal commitment from South Florida — the area that Shannon knows well and has cleaned up recruiting wise throughout his coaching career dating back to the University of Miami in the 1990s.
Jackson chose Florida over Arkansas, where Shannon coached last season.
Jackson took an official visit to Arkansas last weekend.
National Signing Day is only 10 days away, and the coaching staff has a lot of work to do between now and then, but Jackson’s commitment will give the Gators depth at the linebacker position.
Oral commitments are non-binding until a national letter of intent is signed on National Signing Day on Feb. 4.
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