BATON ROUGE, La. — South Carolina commit Tre Jackson doesn’t plan on leaving the program after Steve Spurrier resigned this past Monday.
In fact, the 3-star wide receiver wasn’t shocked by Spurrier’s decision to step down.
“I actually really wasn’t surprised,” Jackson told SEC Country. “I’ve talked to him a lot. He’s getting up there. He’s 70 years old. I mean, that’s a tough job. Like he said, he did it for the better reasons. He wanted things to be more active in recruiting. The new coach get out there more. I respect him 100 percent. He’s one of the greatest head coaches in college football history. He’s made a lot of progress from Florida to South Carolina. It was a good decision for him. I think the program needs to move on.”
Jackson says he remains 100 percent committed and will continue to monitor the coaching situation.
For those who don’t know, Jackson tore his ACL earlier in the season. He had surgery on Thursday and should be fully healed before he enrolls at South Carolina.
In the video above, Jackson answers the following questions:
1) His dad, Jack Jackson, the 1994 SEC Player of the Year, was coached by Spurrier at Florida. What was Tre’s favorite thing that coach Spurrier told him about his dad?
2) What was Tre’s relationship like with Spurrier?
3) What is his relationship like with interim coach Shawn Elliot?
4) What’s Jackson’s message to Gamecocks’ fans?