Jackson Five

Spain Park High School defensive tackle Jeremiah Jackson (6-2, 260) becomes the University of Arkansas' fifth football commitment for the class of 2010.

For Jeremiah Jackson, Arkansas was the Southeastern Conference's place to be.

Holding offers from other SEC schools Ole Miss, Auburn, Kentucky and Vanderbilt, the Hoover, Ala., native committed to Arkansas Friday afternoon.

"I called Coach (Bobby) Petrino to let him know about 4 o'clock," said Jackson, the Razorbacks' fifth commit of the 2010 class. "He was very excited. He told me he was glad to have me as a Razorback."

Jackson, who recorded 63 tackles and four sacks as a junior, said Arkansas felt like home.

"They had a real personal touch," he said. "I loved the facilities and it was a great place overall, and just was the right place for me."

Arkansas linebackers coach Reggie Johnson was Jackson's lead-recruiter. The senior-to-be said he is excited after talks with the Hogs' defensive coaches.

"I'm a physical football player," said Jackson, who also received interest from Alabama, LSU, Florida and Oklahoma. "My hips and my hands are my strengths and I'm explosive off the football.

"I got great feedback that I can play and be successful as a Razorback."

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