Gators offer 2024 DL after solid camp performance

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Florida’s One-Day Camp was Wednesday and F. W. Buchholz (Gainesville, Florida) defensive lineman Kendall Jackson made his presence known enough to pick up an offer from the Gators.

It’s unclear if Billy Napier’s staff was looking at him prior to the camp, but Jackson came into things on Wednesday with a plan to get noticed. It worked and Billy Napier pulled him and four-star teammate Gavin Hill aside for an unofficial visit around the facilities. That’s when the offer came in.

“I was out there working my tail off,” Jackson said to Corey Bender of Gators Online. “Doing every drill to the best of my ability and whenever I didn’t do something right, I took the coaches coaching and used it in the next rep. I got to 1-on-1s and I used everything I learned in the camp like my get-off, hips, hands because I knew I wanted the offer.”

Although his only rating comes from On3 and is at three stars, Jackson believes getting looks from Florida will boost his stock. Miami is also showing interest, so that should help as well. He has plans to visit Alabama over the weekend and Miami over the summer and has recently picked up offers from the Hurricanes, Nebraska, Lousiville and Iowa State.

While Florida appears to be high on Jackson’s list, the recruit didn’t give any direct insight as to who is on top of things. It’s too early to tell, and who knows which other schools could enter the mix after this surge in his recruitment. There’s still well over a year until he needs to near a decision, so taking it slow is smart for the 33rd-ranked defensive lineman in the class of 2024, per the On3 consensus.

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