And Then There Were Three for @FlorenceJahlil One of CA’s Top CBs

San Diego Lincoln HS cornerback Jahlil Florence (’22) is one of the top defensive backs in California. He’s one of the best in the entire country and, recently, he trimmed his list of potential college destinations to a final three.

Jahlil Florence announced his final three choices on July 4th.

Florence, who stands 6-foot-1 and weighs in at 180 pounds, cut his list to Washington, Oregon, and Michigan. There will not be a commitment anytime soon as Florence has a scheduled official visit at Oregon on October 15. The Ducks, one of Florence’s childhood favorites, host Cal that day.

A commitment from the Lincoln star could come just after the Oregon visit in October or sometime in early November. Florence will also visit Washington in July and has already taken an official visit to Michigan.

Breaking Down the Choices

Florence visited Michigan in the middle of June and raved about his visit. He is close with Courtney Morgan, the Wolverines director of player personnel, who hails from Los Angeles. Morgan served in a variety of roles with a number of West Coast schools including San Jose State and Fresno State just last year.

Michigan’s DB coach Steve Clinkscale is also high on Florence’s list and he really enjoyed his time with Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Florence dined with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh during his visit to Ann Arbor.

Florence has taken an unofficial visit to Washington, which offered just two days after Michigan back in April. He will go back to visit the Huskies sometime in July, likely after the dead period is over near the end of the month. The details of that trip are still being worked out with Washington head coach Jimmy Lake.

The trip to Oregon in October will be Florence’s last. He also took an official visit to Syracuse in June. When the visit to Eugene ends, Florence will take some time to evaluate his options.

Multi-Sport Athlete a Plus

Every year during the Super Bowl, fans will see statistics about the number of players playing in the big game that were multi-sport athletes in high school. The number is usually staggering, usually approaching 80 percent.

Someday, that might Florence who happens to play basketball and run track at Lincoln. He started for the basketball team and has a penchant for defense and breakaway dunks. Here he is going baseline for a two-handed jam.

Florence started for the Lincoln HS basketball team this season.

He ran track for the first time this year and wound up winning a league and CIF championship. Here he is running a 10.76 at the CIF preliminaries.

Florence won the CIF 100m finals. He has also run a 22.58 200m.

Scouting Report

College coaches love Florence’s length. At 6-1 with long arms, Florence has emerged into a lockdown corner that can play press coverage, off man, or play aggressively in zone coverage. He has outstanding speed to cover speedier receivers, but also has the size to take on the 6-3, 6-4 receivers that are becoming more common in today’s spread offenses.

His upside and potential is why he picked up so many offers – San Diego State, Boise State, Syracuse, Washington State, and more – this spring. With another season to play, Florence will continue to develop which will make one of the final three extremely happy come decision day.

Lincoln HS CB Jahlil Florence (’22) junior season highlights.

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