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Florida OL commit George Jackson high on Florida State

He has family ties to Tallahassee, as well.

George Jackson (Twitter)

George Jackson is a giant of a man, standing at 6’5 and weighing 350 pounds (he tells me that number will be falling).

He lives in Stone Mountain, GA, and attends Stephenson High School.

The Class of 2021 tackle has a 88 rating (high 3*) from the 247 Sports Composite. He’s ranked the 403rd best player in America (39th best OT and 31st best player in Georgia).

Jackson’s a University of Florida commit, but he still has interest in Florida State:

Jackson visited last month, and TN had a chance to catch up with the tackle:

Who all went with you to FSU?

“It was just me and my father.”

I assume Coach Atkins is taking the lead from the FSU side on recruiting you?

“Yes, as the OL coach, and the Atlanta area recruiter, he reached out to me.”

Has he been on you for a while? And how’d you guys hit it off?

“Yes, we have been communicating for a few months. We hit it off well, went through some film and talked about his coaching style.”

So is that a coach you could see yourself playing for in the future?

I would say Atkins is a coach that relates to some of the things I relate to. We seem to have some things in common. I’m [obviously] currently committed to UF. I would like to go to practice and see how the coach interacts with the team.

What specifically are you looking for in a school?

“I’m looking for a place I can develop and contribute early with a winning tradition. My uncle played there in the 90’s, so I’ve always been a fan.”

Lots of kids coming up now who had relatives play at FSU. Who was your uncle?

“Myron Jackson [TE from 1994-98].”

What has he told you about FSU?

“That it’s a great school, great town, and he’s shown me his championship rings.”

So are you planning a return visit to FSU?

“I [haven’t been able to because of the virus], but I’ll definitely be back, as my sister goes to FAMU.”