Jackson Performs Well at Auburn's Camp

Big Octavius Jackson talks about his Auburn football camp experience on Saturday.

Moultrie, Ga.--Octavius Jackson got invited to stay after Auburn's final football prospects camp of the summer to hang out with offensive line coach Jeff Grimes.

The class of 2013 prospect from Colquitt County High said the experience was a good one, just like his performance at the one day camp on the Auburn campus.

"I had a good time today," the three-star prospect said. "I like the Auburn campus and liked the people. It is a nice place."

A multi-sport athlete in high school, he stands a shade under six-foot-four and weighs 298 pounds. Combine that with good feet and a competitive attitude, it was no surprise he was singled out during the one-on-one drills as one of the top linemen at the camp.

At the end of the session Jackson was one of five offensive linemen picked to compete against the top defensive linemen chosen by Coach Mike Pelton.

Octavius Jackson will be a senior this fall.

Jackson said the coaches told the campers they were looking for players who were competitive. "That is what I tried to do," he said. "I thought it went pretty good."

With SEC offers from Vanderbilt and Kentucky and an ACC offer from Georgia Tech, Jackson said he is still looking at a variety of colleges. He said if the Tigers are interested in offering him a scholarship, he is very interested in Auburn.

A three-sport athlete who competes in basketball and track and field, he previously played defense, but projects as an offensive lineman in college.

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