El Dorado defensive tackle Bijhon Jackson made a name for himself at last summer's Arkansas Elite Camp and came back bigger, stronger and with a Razorback scholarship in hand.
Arkansas offered Jackson (6-2, 312) this spring after a sophomore season in which he had 47 tackles and 8 stops for lost yardage while starting all 14 games for the Class 6A champions.
"It's nice – nice facilities, nice coaches – and I think the coaches like me a lot," Jackson said of Arkansas. "If I come to Arkansas I think it would be a nice match for me."
Jackson went to camps at Arkansas, LSU and Alabama this summer with the Razorback one being his final trek.
"I am feeling real confident and think I have learned a lot from the coaches," Jackson said. "I have gone against different
offensive linemen, good offensive linemen from different states. I can take that back to my team and help out this season."
He was pleased with his work at this year's Arkansas camp.
"I think I did a lot better this year and that I was in much better shape," Jackson said. "I still need to work on my pass rush. I think I could do much better against the top guys."
He loved the opportunity to work with new Razorback defensive line coach Kevin Peoples.
"I like him and I think he likes me," Jackson said. "I think if I come to Arkansas me and him would have a good relationship as a coach and a student."
Jackson's Alabama camp ended early when an offensive lineman fell on him and injured him, but he was happy with his performance at the LSU camp.
"I did good," Jackson said. "They (the Tigers) said they are going to wait to see how I do on the field this season to see if they are going to offer or not.
"It would mean a lot," Jackson added of an offer from LSU. "Even if I didn't go there, it would mean a lot."
Jackson made it clear who he roots for in college football.
I am a Hog fan," Jackson said. "There is no doubt about that and so is my family."
Jackson admitted he is going to tap the brakes on any commitment until he sees who Arkansas' coach will be in 2013.
"I am not going to try and rush it," Jackson said. "That is really what I am waiting for (with the naming of a coach). I am probably going to make my decision sometime next summer."
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