Former Florida defensive back JC Jackson, now at Riverside City College (Calif.), will not enroll at South Carolina, TheBigSpur reported on Thursday evening.
Jackson has visited Maryland and has also been considering the Gamecocks, Miami and South Florida. Jackson is completing academic work this summer and is expected to transfer and enroll at his school of choice before the 2016 season.
TheBigSpur reported, through sources, that “Jackson is not eligible to transfer to the Gamecocks in a ruling that’s beyond South Carolina’s control.”
Jackson is a native of Immokalee, Fla., and was one of the nation’s top cornerback prospects in the 2014 recruiting season. He signed with Florida, where he was originally recruited by the Will Muschamp staff and redshirted in 2014 due to a shoulder injury.
He was listed as a starter in spring practice of 2015 but was charged that April with four felony counts in connection with a home invasion and robbery. He withdrew from school and in a November trial he was found innocent on all charges.
While going through the trial process last fall, Jackson was back and forth between Gainesville and Riverside, so he didn’t play a complete season. He appeared in six games and made 25 tackles, including three tackles for loss. He forced two fumbles and broke up two passes.