Timmy Jernigan’s mother cleared up a few weekend rumors about her son on Monday.
There were rumblings that the Lake City Columbia defensive tackle made a surprise visit to Gainesville over the weekend to check out Florida. Jernigan’s mom, Janice Stockton, said she was with her son this weekend and neither took trips to any schools.
“We were home,” Stockton said.
Stockton also said Jernigan isn’t leaning toward any school, right now. Florida State, LSU, Alabama and Florida all remain in the hunt, but Stockton said no school stands out from the rest.
“He’s weighing all of his options,” she said. “We’re just sitting back and taking our time.”
Unfortunately for Jernigan and his family, time is running out. National Signing Day is Feb. 2, and that means there can only be a couple of visits taken for Jernigan from here on out. Even if he takes two during the next two weekends, he could still take a mid-week one before Signing Day.
Jernigan said in San Antonio, Texas, that he’s always felt comfortable with FSU defensive line coach Odell Haggins, but wasn’t sure of many other staffs because of all the latest moves in college football. The staff he’s been looking forward to getting a better read on is Florida’s. Now that Urban Meyer and Dan McCarney are gone, Jernigan said his main focus with Florida is getting better acquainted with new coach Will Muschamp and the defensive line coach.
Shortly after Bryant Young was announced as Florida’s new line coach, Jernigan got some quality time with him at Columbia High last Friday.
Stockton said Jernigan enjoyed the visit and Young, but didn’t know the specifics of their conversation.
Jernigan is expected to finalize his last visits this week.