According to Lake City Columbia's Craig Howard via The Gainesville Sun, the Florida Gators made a convincing pitch to five-star DL recruit Tim Jernigan Thursday.

Here's what Howard, Jernigan's head coach, told Edward Aschoff about the visit:

"I thought it was great. They came here early and stayed late. They set up a plan for Tim [at Florida]. They did a super job. I know everyone at Columbia High was impressed by them."

Aschoff's article says that the Gators sent head coach Will Muschamp, defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, and defensive line coach Bryant Young to talk to Jernigan Thursday.

Jernigan has narrowed his choices down to Florida State, LSU, Tennessee, and Florida and will announce his decision live on National Signing Day February 2.

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Here's a highlight video of Jernigan, courtesy of EliteScoutingServices.com.