Four-Star Cornerback Releases Top Six, Announces Commitment Date

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    Four-star cornerback Ja’Keem Jackson released his top six and announced his commitment date on Wednesday.

    Jackson will announce his college commitment on July 28 and is choosing between Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Auburn, Penn State and Alabama.

    Jackson releases his top six and announces his commitment date just days following his official visit to Tennessee.

    The Kissimmee, Florida native is a four-star recruit and ranks as the No. 250 player and No. 28 cornerback in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound defensive back is the 52nd best player in the loaded state of Florida.

    Playing at Osceolo High School, Jackson plays receiver and cornerback. The four-star recorded 538 yards and four touchdowns as a junior while intercepting three passes in the Florida’s 8A classification football.

    Jackson’s weekend official visit to Knoxville was part of a massive recruiting weekend for Josh Heupel and his staff. Defensive back’s coach Willie Martinez had a busy weekend as the Vols landed Mississippi safety John Slaughter and hosted crucial targets Jackson, Cristian Conyer and Jordan Matthews.

    Jackson visited Kentucky, Florida, Auburn, Penn State and Miami in the month before his official visit to Tennessee. The four-star recruit also took visits to Florida State and Georgia this spring. According to 247sports, Tennessee is the only school Jackson has visited twice.

    The blue-chip recruit has yet to visit Alabama.

    Tennessee currently has three defensive backs committed in the 2023 recruiting class but they are all ranked as safeties and not corners. Kentucky native Cristian Conyer is nearing his college decision as the Vols’ class currently holds 13 commitments.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.