With the possibility that he may graduate in December so he can get an early start on his college career, Jackson’s schools are all on the clock as he is now one step closer to making his college decision.
Announcing his list with Auburn and Ohio State very high and Georgia, USC, Florida, Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Ole Miss and South Carolina all still in the mix, Jackson said it was just time to shorten his list.
“Every school has great facilities and every school has great coaches,” he said. “What separated them was the coaches, the environment and the communities.”
Those are all things that Jackson has talked about with the Auburn Tigers following many of his nearly dozen visits to the Plains in the last year. Very close with Gus Malzahn, Rodney Garner and much of the Auburn coaching staff, he said that he feels at home when he makes that trip.
“I love the community, I love the environment and I love the coaches,” Jackson said of the Tigers. “I just love the coaching staff.”
Recently, Jackson had the chance to be back at Auburn again with teammates Elysee Mbem-Bosse, Netori Johnson and others to take part in a team camp. Taking the opportunity to build even more of a relationship with the coaches and players, he said it was good to have another look at the Tigers before his season begins. [
“It was just a great feeling being there again in Auburn and seeing the coaches again,” Jackson said. “I’m getting to know them better.”
Before he has to worry about his senior season and the recruiting process, Jackson has one final chance this week to show what he can do against some of the top prospects in the country when he travels to Oregon for The Opening. Getting to showcase his skills is just part of the goal for the talented lineman however as he said the goal is always to get better.
“Ever since I heard about The Opening I have wanted to go there,” Jackson said. “I love Nike so I’ll be in love when I get there.
“First off I want to compete,” he adds about what he wants to accomplish. “I want to bring back some good techniques and great coaching. That’s another thing for me.”
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