With Coach Gus Malzahn’s team hitting the field for the annual A-Day game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, Jackson said it’s a great opportunity for him to catch up with assistant Rodney Garner and see the team in action.
“I’m just looking forward to seeing Coach Garner again and just seeing the whole staff,” Jackson said. “It’s also about seeing Coach Malzahn and the football team, just trying to get back up there.”
Seeing Garner and getting to catch up with him is one of the biggest reasons for Jackson’s trip. Already with a strong bond together after getting to know each other very well over the course of the last two years, Jackson said Garner is a special person to him.
“It’s almost like a father-son relationship,” Jackson said. “He’s a great coach and we talk all the time. When I come up there we’re always hanging out for at least an hour. We have great communication.”
With offers from schools from all over the country including Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and South Carolina in addition to Auburn, Jackson said he’s still open at the moment. While that’s the case there’s no question the Tigers are one of the schools that have made a big push for Jackson since he first started getting attention as a sophomore. Back on campus once again this weekend, he said it’s always good to be back.
“I just take every opportunity I have to come to Auburn,” Jackson said. “It’s a great place, that’s why I keep coming back. It’s probably my 10th time being up there. It really means something to me.”