Florida LB Prospect Enjoys Auburn Trip

Talented linebacker prospect Vincent Jackson talks about his visit to Auburn and what has the Tigers high on his list.

Tampa, Fla.—A talented linebacker prospect with offers from schools all over the country, 6-2, 225 Vincent Jackson from Jesuit High took a visit to Auburn on Saturday and Sunday along with good friend and fellow standout prospect Isaiah Wynn. Spending time with Gus Malzahn and th staff and getting a feel for the campus, the three-star linebacker says he really enjoyed his time on the Plains.

"It was nice," Jackson says. "We came in last night. We talked with Coach Malzahn. He's a great guy and I feel that he's one of those coaches that I can build a great relationship with. He was open and honest with us, which I don't really feel with some coaches. He was one of those guys that you feel like is a good coach. He really believes the team is going to buy into changing the whole program around."

Jackson met with defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Ellis Johnson on Sunday morning before heading back home. An outside linebacker and tight end on the high school level, Jackson says Johnson is talking to him about playing inside for the Tigers. Getting a feel for the veteran coach on his trip he says there is a lot to like about the guy who would be his position coach if he chose Auburn.

"I just thought he was a great guy," Jackson said. "Of course, he's a legendary guy in the SEC and I feel like playing underneath a guy like him would benefit me. I don't see any cons to it.

"He told me they're really trying to get guys in the next class to play early because they need the whole program to change around quickly. They're not that deep there."

Auburn wasn't the only visit for Jackson and Wynn as they traveled to Tuscaloosa on Saturday to see the Crimson Tide. It proved to be a big trip for Jackson as he added an offer from Alabama following the trip and says both the Tigers and Tide are on his radar now.

"I met with Coach Saban yesterday and talked with him about 10 minutes before I left," Jackson says. "I picked up an offer last night. I just feel like these schools will most likely be top three or top five come signing day.

"The SEC is really what I'm leaning towards," he adds. "I like schools outside of the conference like Oregon and FSU and Miami. Right now the Auburn and Alabama visits kind of set apart from the other visits. They were really nice."


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