CUTigers.com caught up with the talented kicker after practice Monday to get his thoughts on the upcoming week and more.
What are practices like for a kicker leading up to this game Saturday?
Jackson: Well I didn't do a lot of kicking this morning. It is tough doing two-a-days. I got a little kicking in this morning. I don't want to kick every session or I will be worn out for Saturday. I will probably just kick a lot more this afternoon.
What was the visit to the Shriners hospital on Sunday like for you?
Jackson: It was a lot of fun. That is really what this week is about. The kids and the cause. It was a lot of fun being around them in that atmosphere.
Have you been talking with any of the other guys headed to Clemson this week?
Jackson: I have talked with a few of them. I'm getting to know them a little bit. It's been fun. They are some pretty good guys.
What are your goals for this week?
Jackson: I just want to continue to improve. This game will be good because the speed will be a lot faster than a regular high school game. It will help to get use to that speed for next year.
What will you do this spring to prepare for Clemson football?
Jackson: I will do a lot of kicking. A lot of kicking and a lot of weight lifting. I will do it all each day. I will do about 50% punting, 25% field goals and 25% kickoffs.
Shrine Bowl Scoop: K Richard Jackson
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