CamRon Jackson, welcome to Florida. (Photo credit: Memphis Tigers athletics)
Florida is undergoing a massive personnel transplant this offseason at the direction of Billy Napier. Phase one of the process saw several dozen players leave the program. Now, phase two- filling those holes left by departing players- is beginning to take place.
Memphis DT CamRon Jackson has decided to transfer to Florida. A consensus three-star prospect coming out of high school, Jackson also got looks from LSU- where he was once committed in high school- as well as Miami, Georgia, Texas A&M, and West Virginia. He stands approximately 6’6, 340 lbs. according to various estimates.
Speculation quickly grew that Florida was his top choice once he entered the transfer portal, though- and that speculation (which may or may not have been leaked) proved correct.
Once Jackson hit the portal, Florida pounced. The Gators immediately set up a visit for Jackson, established a relationship with him, and sold him on Napier’s vision. And that was that.
Thus begins the newest chapter for a young man who dreamed of playing for the LSU Tigers, and is now playing for one of their rivals. CamRon Jackson dreamed of playing football at the SEC level, and figured his best chance to do so would be for LSU, in the state hee grew up in. But, as he details, fate led him another way.
Jackson played sparingly at Memphis for his first two years before exploding in 2022. He racked up 41 tackles, 20 QB pressures and a sack from his position on the interior. He also swatted away a pass.
CamRon Jackson will have two years of eligibility remaining. He figures to get looks on the interior of Florida’s defensive line immediately with Gervon Dexter off to the pros.