LB Jackson Loves Clemson

Orangeburg-Wilkinson has been a hotbed of talent over the course of the last few seasons, and linebacker Raleigh Jackson is another in the long line of athletes looking to play D-1 football. We've got the latest on one of South Carolina's finest in this report.

Raleigh Jackson (6'2,203,4.65) is a powerful linebacker out Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School who has several schools looking his direction, including both South Carolina and Clemson.

Jackson attended the NIKE camp held in Athens earlier this summer, but he was unable to hit some of the major camps due to his team's participation in the summer passing leagues.

As a junior, Jackson registered 83 tackles with five sacks, and he also recorded 15 tackles for loss. Academically, Jackson looks like a projected full qualifier with a GPA of over 3.1.

As a linebacker in high school, Jackson could easily make the transistion to the roverback position in the Clemson defense. He has all the physical tools that you'd like see back there, perhaps only a tad bit slower than a Kelvin Morris or Eric Sampson.

And what about favorites?

"South Carolina and Clemson would be my two favorites right now," Jackson said in a recent interview. "But Clemson really recruited me the hardest over the summer so they are probably my favorite right now."

Jackson would ideally like to stay instate, and this battle will likely come down to South Carolina and Clemson, but the Tigers have the clear advantage headed into his senior season.

"I'm going to take all 5 of my official visits before deciding, but Clemson and South Carolina and will definitely get 2 of them," said Jackson.

We will continue to keep you updated on Raleigh Jackson, and teammate Russell Hemby throughout the upcoming season. Top Stories