Former Florida cornerback J.C. Jackson has arrived at Maryland, according to a media report and a tweet from a former teammate.
InsideMdSports’ Ahmed Ghafir reported it Tuesday and Tareke Lewis, Jackson’s junior college teammate, tweeted this:
my dawg JC done touchdown in Maryland , bra finna have the Big 10 on Lock ‼️— TL2 (@reek_fab4) August 2, 2016
247Sports’ Ryan Bartow reported on July 24 that Jackson would enroll at Maryland.
Jackson has three years of eligibility remaining and can play right away, the report says. Jackson originally committed to Florida in the class of 2014 as an Under Armour All-American.
He redshirted his freshman season with the Gators, and appeared to be in line for playing time in 2015. But he was dismissed from the team after that season when he was arrested for armed robbery. Jackson was ultimately found not guilty when his case went to trial, but he did not return to Florida. He spent the 2015 season at Riverside Community College in California.
247Sports reported in June that Maryland was Jackson’s expected destination.
His enrollment is a huge score for Maryland coach DJ Durkin, who coached Jackson during his stint as defensive coordinator at Florida. Jackson figures to pair opposite Will Likely as the team’s other starting corner, giving the Terps two stalwarts at a position that appeared to be a weakness not long ago.
This is a significant get for Maryland, which has also looked into Alabama transfer cornerback Maurice Smith.