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Rickerson injured for season opener

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When Rivals.com made the trek all the way down to Jacksonville to catch a game between First Coast and St. Augustine, we expected to see five Division I prospects in action. Only problem was that St. Augustine cornerback Jacques Rickerson was out with an injury.
Though Rickerson was hurt and did not play in the game, he says he'll be ready to go soon.
"My strength is my man to man defense," Rickerson said. "I have the ability to move my hips and stay tight on my guys. Man to man is my thing, I don't really like zone coverage because I don't have a way to showcase my talent as much."
The 5-foot-10, 176-pound attended the Tallahassee NIKE camp where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds, the shuttle in 4.31 seconds and posted a 30-inch vertical jump.
"Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, Penn State, Clemson and Georgia are some of my favorites that I am really interested in," Rickerson said. "Tennessee and Auburn, they have real nasty defenses and I like that. They both play a lot of man to man coverage too, so I would fit their style well."
Rickerson is ranked as the No. 45 player in the state of Florida and the No. 29 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com.
"I want to go to a defense that is sort of reloading and can offer early playing time," Rickeson said. "I plan on taking all of my visits and making my decision sometime in December after the season."
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