Auburn A Family Affair For 2018 WR Shedrick Jackson

One of the state's top 2018 prospects, Hoover's Shedrick Jackson has a strong connection to the Auburn Tigers.

Hoover, Ala.--The nephew of Bo Jackson, Hoover High class of 2018 wide receiver Shedrick Jackson is looking to make a name for himself as he heads into his junior season with the Bucs. A physical prospect at receiver, the 6-1, 190 Jackson already had an offer from Mississippi State before visiting the Auburn Tigers on Saturday.

A talented player who has already become a go-to play in Hoover's offense this summer in 7-on-7 tournaments with Hoover, Jackson made his first trip to the Plains as a recruit this weekend and left very impressed by what he saw from the Tigers.

"It was great coming around and meeting new coaches and people," Jackson said. "There are a couple of new coaches on the coaching staff so I got to meet them and talk to them. I just enjoyed myself. I loved it.

"They told me they liked my film," he added. "They watched me. It's definitely a place I'll be coming back to. I love it down there, it feels like home. They made me feel like part of the family."

Already with an offer from Mississippi State and also hearing from Alabama and Vanderbilt, Jackson definitely has a connection to the Auburn program because of his bloodlines. He said going from a young fan watching the Tigers to now being recruited by them makes it a special time.

"It's great," he said. "Going down there and meeting the people and getting to know new people. Just getting to see the facilities and everything was nice."

Photo by Jason Caldwell

Jackson is shown at a summer seven-on-seven tournament.

Getting the chance to meet AU's new wide reciever coach Kodi Burns was one of the things that stood out to Jackson his visit. A former quarterback turned wide receiver for the Tigers, Burns has already made a strong impression to recruits in his short time on the job and Jackson said that was the case for him.

"He's a really great guy," Jackson said. "I watched him play back in 2010 with Cam Newton when they were winning the championship. He told me to come back down for some practices and I'll definitely come back down and watch."

Jackson said there no games in particular he's planning on attending this fall, but he hopes to be at most of the home games at Jordan-Hare Stadium. 

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