Updated June 22, 2019 - 3:01 pm
UNLV landed a player who has the potential to make a major impact for the second consecutive day.
Rayshad Jackson, a 6-foot, 236-pound linebacker at Florida, tweeted Saturday that he is transferring to UNLV. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play this season.
— Rayshad Jackson (@SpaceGhost_11) June 22, 2019
Jackson started three games last season for the Gators and played in all 13. He had 36 tackles and three quarterback hurries for a defense that finished 28th nationally in allowing 343.3 yards per game.
At UNLV, Jackson will play for a familiar face in second-year defensive coordinator Tim Skipper, who was on Florida’s staff from 2015 to 2017 and coached linebackers his final season.
Jackson’s decision capped a strong recruiting week for Rebels coach Tony Sanchez. On Friday, he secured the commitment of three-star high school wide receiver Ronald Gilliam, who chose the Rebels over Arizona State, Florida, Kansas and Oregon.