Hoover, Ala.--Already with several quality offers, including Mississippi State, 6-2, 219 wide receiver Shedrick Jackson added two big ones on Thursday to his growing list when the Auburn Tigers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets both offered him over the phone.
The nephew of Auburn great Bo Jackson and obviously very familiar with the campus and surroundings, Jackson has been to the Auburn campus numerous times including a pair of recent camps. With the addition of offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey to the program and the Tigers focusing more on throwing the ball, he became a priority guy for the staff and that meant getting an offer.
"It's pretty exciting and a great opportunity to come down there and be a Tiger," Jackson said of the Auburn offer. "I'm just looking forward to getting better every day. This just motivates me a little more bit to do what I have to do."
On the phone with Lindsey, Jackson said he also spoke with Gus Malzahn and that's when the offer was made.
"It was definitely a big shock," Jackson said. "I actually talked to a Georgia Tech coach (Mike Pelton) earlier in the day and he offered me. Then when I was at school Coach called and they offered. It was a pretty big shock."
While Auburn would seem like a slam dunk for Jackson, he said at the moment he's wide open and wants to take his time to find the right choice.
"I know I have all the connections (with Auburn) but I really don't have a leader right now," Jackson said. "I'm just going to schools and seeing what they have and different things they offer and taking it day by day."
Not planning to make a decision anytime soon, Jackson said he'll visit Memphis this weekend and Georgia Tech next weekend before going back to visit Auburn the following week. With his recruiting picking up steam and more and more schools making him a priority, Jackson said all he's doing is focusing on making the most of his opportunity heading into his senior season.
"It just makes me want to work harder," Jackson said. "Even without the offers I've always wanted to work hard and do the best I can for myself and also my team. I just want to lead my team to another state championship this year."