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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Timmy Jernigan

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School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Florida St.COMMITTED (02/02/2011)01/21/2011Odell Haggins
FloridaNoneNoneBryant Young, Dan Quinn
N. CarolinaNoneNone
South FloridaNoneNone
USCNoneNoneMonte Kiffin

Scouting Report on Timmy Jernigan

by Barry Every - 11/05/2010
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Thick-necked lineman with traps of a body builder. He has very little bad body weight and actually looks more like a huge inside linebacker than a defensive tackle. His lower body is muscular yet very athletic.
Needs Improvement: Does he have the frame to add enough size to play inside? Has a tendency to play high using strictly his superior athleticism rather than winning the pad level battle. He must improve overall technique to become an every-down defensive tackle.
Most Impressive: His overall athleticism is off the chart and he can chase ballcarriers all over the field. Jernigan is very quick off the ball and a serious pass-rushing threat. His athleticism may allow him to play strongside defensive end in the mold of Dwight Freeney.
Conclusion: His pass-rushing skills and overall athleticism may give him a shot to play early even though he may lack the size. Not many defensive tackles have the speed to cover kicks but this defensive tackle does. Don’t be surprised if he ends up all-conference at defensive end before his career is over.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Year TckTFLSck
2009 (Jr.)1312712
2008 (So.)--20

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