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Florida football recruiting: LB Rayshad Jackson commits to the Gators

Florida begins its sprint to National Signing Day with a Randy Shannon Special.

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Linebacker Rayshad Jackson, a consensus three-star player in the Class of 2015 from Norland High School in Miami, has committed to Florida, as first tweeted by ESPN's Derek Tyson.

Jackson is the first commitment to Florida in 2015, and just the second to the Gators since Jim McElwain was hired as head coach, joining tight end and early enrollee Daniel Imatorbhebhe. And he's unquestionably a credit to Randy Shannon's ledger: Jackson held offers from Arkansas — the school Shannon left for Gainesville — and Florida, is a sleeper of sorts at the position Shannon will coach, and hails from South Florida, an area Shannon is expected to mine extensively with the Gators.

Jackson's got good size for the linebacker position, at 6'2" and around 215 pounds, and he uses that frame and his surprising speed well in these senior highlights:

Jackson also brings Florida's commitment list for the Class of 2015 to nine players. Perhaps Florida will get to 10 for the first time since November soon!