Explosive 2010 Athlete Receiving Interest

This talented two-way player from the Peach State talks about his junior season and recruiting.

College Park, Ga.--A dominating presence on both offense and defense for North Clayton, big Clarence Jackson has the ability to play running back and linebacker on the next level. Checking in at 6-1, 209, Jackson put up huge numbers last season and could be in line for an even bigger senior season.

As a running back, Jackson rushed for 1,800 yards and scored 32 touchdowns on his way to being named the Clayton County Player of the Year and earning Honorable Mention All-State honors. He also added 15 sacks on defense as an outside linebacker.

A starter since his freshman season both ways for North Clayton, Jackson says offense is his favorite at the moment and with his size and ability it's no wonder why. He recently took part in the Kennedy/CES Combine in Georgia and ran a 40-yard dash time of 4.96 seconds on a very slow track that saw just a handful of players run faster than 4.7 seconds.

He says his best time is 4.5 seconds at a recent workout. Jackson also recorded a short shuttle time of 4.53 seconds, which shows his quickness and agility. Describing himself as a player, Jackson says that it comes down to his willingness to do anything to get the job done that makes the difference.

"I'm like the heart and soul of the team," Jackson says. "I hustle and keep the team going. That's my main job."

Waiting on his first offer, Jackson says he's already getting interest from a handful of top programs from around the country.

"Right now I have Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Alabama and North Carolina," Jackson says.

A school that Jackson says he has some interest in as well is Auburn and the new staff put together by Gene Chizik. Saying they are one of the schools he's interested in, Jackson played high school basketball with future Auburn basketball player Andre Malone at North Clayton. This season Jackson is averaging almost 13 rebounds per game for a 12-10 team.

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