NC Sleeper Awaiting First Offer

During every recruiting season the search continues for that diamond in the rough, that player that plays far from the Friday night news cameras, who virtually goes unknown on the high school football scene, but yet dominates the opposition. East Rutherford (N.C.) all-everything Chazeray Jackson is one such player.

LB Chazeray Jackson
6-2, 210, 4.40
East Rutherford High School
Forest City, North Carolina

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound all-conference selection who owns a forty-yard dash time in the 4.40-second range racked up 90 tackles (20 for a loss and five sacks) and two picks from his linebacker position. On offense, he continued his wrath with over 1,000 all-purpose yards and ten touchdowns. In the weight room, Jackson maxes-out at 325 pounds in the bench press and 635 pounds in the squat. These vitals have grabbed the interest of nearby college coaches.

"I have a lot of visits by coaches coming to my school, but I really don't have any offers yet," remarked Jackson. "My school has been visited by North Carolina, N.C. State, Georgia, Maryland, a whole lot of them."

Clemson, South Carolina, Maryland, and N.C. State are currently recruiting "Chaz" the hardest at this point and it seems as if its only a matter of time before he is tendered that all important first offer. The only foreseeable problem is where to play Jackson, who projects as an outside linebacker, but could line up in numerous positions at the next level.

"Some are looking at me for running back, some looking at me for linebacker," stated Jackson. "It's kind of even."

Jackson does have a soft list of favorites, despite the lack of offers, but he admits it's still early.

"I do have a few favorite schools," Jackson said. "I like a whole lot of schools, but if I had to break it down Clemson, N.C. State and [North] Carolina would be my top three. But who knows I could still end up somewhere else."

Jackson has been to Clemson's junior day and plans to camp this summer at Georgia, Clemson and N.C. State.

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