Commit of the week: WR Kalif Jackson

Kalif Jackson at Will Muschamp's 7-on-7 tournament in June. (Photo by Orlando Sentinel/Chris Hays)

Kalif Jackson has been on a roll recently after returning from injury four weeks ago.

The Florida receiver commit had a total of three touchdowns in his first two games back, and now he’s racking up receiving yards as well.

After hauling in two catches for 87 yards and a score last week, Jackson had his best game of the year Friday.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder caught two touchdowns and set season highs in receptions (6) and receiving yards (125) in a 41-36 loss to Jacksonville Raines.

Jackson’s most impressive play of the night didn’t count. He brought down a 17-yard jump ball in the corner of the end zone but just missed keeping his right foot inbounds.

For his highlights from Friday’s game, click here.

Jackson, who was in attendance for UF-LSU, now has 15 catches for 290 yards and six touchdowns on the year.

ATH Derrick Dillon, Franklinton (La.) Pine: Dillon accounted for three scores (two rushing, one passing) in his team’s 26-3 victory over Slidell (La.) Pope John Paul II. He has now 19 total touchdowns this season.

QB Sheriron Jones, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde: Jones completed eight of his 12 pass attempts for 116 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-0 win over Moreno Valley (Calif.) Valley View. Through six games, he has 1,454 passing yards and 18 total touchdowns.


  1. QB Accuracy: The WR runs the route, the QB makes his reads. Depending on where the defense is, both those rushing the QB and those attempting to guard the receiver, the QB will throw the ball in an ‘area’ where the receiver has a chance to make the catch. That’s not always at eye level right in front of receivers head.
    Throwing lanes through the line and the position of those guarding the receiver control where the ball can be thrown for a chance to make a completion. Often times, what looks like a poorly thrown ball is actually a freakin’ great throw to the ONLY spot available for there to be a chance for a completion, but the average fans rarely recognize the realities of the passing game….
    Wuerffel (114 TD’s) and Tebow (88 TD’s to just 16 Ints) both threw funky looking balls, but they both had great receivers that could do their part to have a completion be the result, instead of yet another drop and/or not making an adjustment on their route to aide in making the completion. A receiver who expects the ball to be thrown in the perfect spot for a catch every time is not someone that I want on the team. I want a receiver that fully understands the job and can turn a lemon into lemonade… Kalif looks like the right kind of receiver.

  2. Muddler, Muddler, Muddler,

    I guess you are a “super” fan and we are all just average fans. Wuerffell and Tebow had competent coaching around them. Driskel has gone through three oc’s in four years, yet it is the oc’s who get the blame though there has been one constant.

    I will still say, its not about the 4 and 5 star guys. You get players who you can coach to perform and excel in your system, whatever that may be. Muschamp may be able to recruit decent talent, but I am not sure he is able to take them and make them better. This team is not ranked for a reason, and that reason is 3+ years with the current head coach….