Jackson Enjoys Visit

Conway offensive lineman Colton Jackson was one of several recruits in Fayetteville for an official visit over the weekend.

Colton Jackson was one of several recruits in Fayetteville for an official visit over the weekend.

The three-star offensive lineman from Conway is already committed to Arkansas, but the trip allowed him to get a better feel for where he'll be playing next season and watch practice.

"It was real good," Jackson said. "I got to see a lot more of Fayetteville than I ever have, and I got to know the coaches and other recruits a lot better.

"(Saturday's practice) was uptempo. It looks like a lot of fun. It looks like they were having a great time just putting in work."

His host, freshman running back Juan Day, told Jackson that if he keeps his priorities in order, he'll fit in perfectly in Northwest Arkansas.

One of the recruits Jackson got to meet was his future line-mate, three-star offensive lineman Josh Allen, who was making his first trip to Fayetteville.

"He's a really cool guy," Jackson said of Allen. "He's funny. We get along real well and we've got a lot in common."

Jackson, who is up to 305 pounds, got to talk to Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman during his visit, too.

He said Pittman told him to continue working out and that he would probably start out at left tackle with the Razorbacks because that's were he is most comfortable.

Conway, led by an offensive line anchored by Jackson, had its best season in more than 30 years, starting 11-0 before losing to eventual Class 7A runner-up Fayetteville 42-35 in the playoffs.

"It was great," Jackson said. "We had a really good team. It just didn't finish out the way we wanted it to. We had a lot of great players, like (senior) Kevin Chamarro at running back, junior Breylin Smith at quarterback, a good O-line and a good defensive line."

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