"I think I can have a pretty good impact if I go up there and keep my head right" Jackson said. "God will help me do some things. I think we can win the conference and maybe go to the NCAA a couple of times.
"They're recruiting me as a shooting guard and I like to shoot. I can put some serious points up."
"The coaches at Western Illinois, they showed more interest in me. They wanted me on the team a lot more."
"Coach Thomas, he's a pretty nice guy. He's on his team a lot. I like a coach who is going to be on players. It shows how much he wants to win. Coach James, the assistant coach recruited me, he saw me a long time ago and told me that I would be on his team one day."
And Coach James was telling the truth. Western Illinois landed their top perimeter target of the year this week. Jackson was a valuable player on the Memphis YOMCA team that captured the AAU national title.