Jernigan said he has narrowed down his list of schools to five: Michigan, Alabama, Florida, FSU and LSU.
He would be a huge get if we pull him from those schools
Jernigan is a Rivals 4* DT from Florida (#3 Positional, #45 National, #12 State) with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, FSU, LSU, UM, UNC, USF, Tennessee and USC
Scout much more optimistic, declaring him their #1 DT and a 5*
Thanks for that Geaux
I would hesitate to say that Scout is "much more optimistic." He's the #1 DT to Scout, and the #3 DT to Rivals. There's not a big difference there.
BTW: How insane is it that, according to Rivals, Florida has 12 of the top 45 recruits in the nation?
is redoing their top 100 and 250, itll probably be released on tuesday per bartonsimmons twitter. so, jernigan might move up. he was working out with the slot receivers at a camp(i remember reading the tweet, forgot which camp), the dudes got some crazy agility/footwork
He should go with Tshimanga for short
don't get your hopes up though
I assume that means we will get an official?
I hope so. Get him on campus for a big win and with a strong showing this year and maybe we can pull the upset.
That is a damn impressive final 5. Would be a great commitment if we could land him. Win baby, just win.
This information popped up on Scout's website in February
"How many scholarship offers do I have, and who offered first? I have about 30 offers, and Florida offered first (in my ninth grade year)."
"If I had to sign a national letter of intent today, it would be with: Florida"
"Universities or colleges considering: Florida, Florida State, LSU, Alabama and Michigan are the top five. It's pretty close, but if I had to choose today it would be Florida."
One would presume, unless Florida suddenly gets hit with violations or over-recruits the position, that he is a Gator
Florida did take an AMAZING D-line class last year
Dominique Easely -- 5* DT
Shariff Floyd -- 5* DT
Leon Orr -- High 4* DT (Rivals Top 100)
Not to mention a 5* and high 4* DE
Maybe he'll decide he wants to go somewhere and play early?
Wishful thinking? Maybe, but I'll take anything right now...
This is what I was thinking. Unless he turns out to be just unreal right off the bat, he'll likely sit behind some very impressuve players for a while, and unless more than one of those guys leave early for the NFL (entirely possible), he might not start until he's a senior.
What would be great is if Florida's DL is good this fall and one or more of those three freshmen redshirt (they took a 5 star and a 4 star DT the year before).
#1 DE, Ronald Powell (#1 overall)
#1 DT, Sharrif Floyd (#4 overall)
#2 DT, Dominique Easley (#7 overall)
#4 DE, Chris Martin (#18 overall), transferred from Cal.
That's freaking insane!
Solid first post!
It's always good to see the bright minds of tomorrow in action.
Wait until he gets to Z.
After that he can graduate to numbers.
Should we consider "aa" as a double post?
I read that as a 2 school list. UM and a single group of similar options.
If final five means he makes it for an official, then hell yes it's great news.
Good season and you never know. Although I pretty much consider it a moral victory right now that we're in his top 5 with 2 instate schools and 2 other national powers.
I could build a national championship team out of all the guys over the last decade who've had Michigan in their top two or three who committed elsewhere. That's why I don't get all that excited anymore about being mentioned.
Then why pay attention to recruiting at all? And, even moreso, why read a thread entitled "Timmy Jernigan Narrows it to 5?"
If we can get him up here on a visit anything is possible. The kid is a flat out beast and I would be beyond thrilled if we get him.
He's been down to that top five for quite some time.
The Jerigan in the title is bothering me, I'm so lame.
After the Amaizing year we are gonna have, how can he not want to be BLUE.
Let's just get him on campus and work from there.
Hope he gets on campus
Wins and only wins will bring talents like Jernigan to *sign* with Michigan. I can't wait until September and UConn for the first one.
would be huge for the program but in order to get all these kids from florida we will need to showcase improvement ( of course, said for the 1 millionth time i know)