Maryland football is the expected destination for junior college cornerback J.C. Jackson, according to a report by 247Sports' JC Shurburtt.
Jackson originally signed with Florida as a member of the class of 2014, but was charged with armed robbery and dismissed from the team after his redshirt freshman season. His case went to trial where he was found not guilty, but the damage to his Florida career had already been done. He couldn't return to the Gators, and spent a year at Riverside Community College. He appeared to be headed to join his former head coach Will Muschamp at South Carolina before "a ruling beyond South Carolina's control" prevented him from joining the team, according to Shurburtt. Now he might be joining DJ Durkin, who was Jackson's defensive coordinator for the Gators.
The ruling appears to be related to the SEC's "serious misconduct" rule, which the conference strengthened this offseason. Garnett and Black Attack questions the fairness of this rule here.
If Jackson does indeed join the Terrapins with eligibility for 2016, he could immediately assume a starting position at cornerback opposite Will Likely. A former Under Armour All-American, Jackson would immediately shore up one of Maryland's most uncertain positions for 2016 and beyond.
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