Montgomery, Ala.--A prospect that is seeing his recruiting take off in recent days with offers from Alabama and Kentucky on Friday, 6-5, 270 defensive lineman Alec Jackson from Jeff Davis added another huge offer on Saturday when childhood favorite Auburn Tigers offered after he visited for a scrimmage.
“Finally,” Jackson said. “Growing up, you can see all my Auburn gear, I grew up being an Auburn fan and watching them on TV saying ‘that could be me one day’. Now to finally see it happen I’m like ‘is this really happening right now’?”
With over a dozen offers already and still early in the process with more sure to follow, Jackson said at the moment Auburn is a school that he foresees being on his list for a long time to come.
“They’re up there,” Jackson said. “They have to be up there. This has been a long time coming. I have been waiting for this for the longest.
“They said they liked my size and my film,” he added of the Tigers. “They like how I finish tackles, I’m explosive off the ball and I’m quick. All that good stuff.”
Getting the offer from Auburn on Saturday came one day after his other big offer from Alabama, also following a visit to campus. He said that offer was also a big one for him as a kid growing up in this state.
“Growing up in the recruiting game it’s hard trying to be a fan because you’ve never been to the colleges before,” Jackson said. “You go on tours and it’s like ‘wow, they’ve got all this’. It gets your mind thinking, should I go here or there.
“When Alabama offered I was all day like ‘did this just happen? Is this real’? Football-wise Alabama gets to the ball and flies around. I like that.”
With his recruiting just starting to explode with the spring evaluation period still to come Jackson is going to get more and more offers from top programs around the country. He said that’s something people keep telling him, but he’s just going to try to keep things simple and enjoy the process.
“I just have to stay humble and doing what I have been doing just to get here,” Jackson said. “I’m just going to keep doing J.D. football.”