Adrian Jackson (Blair Angulo)

Four-star Jackson looking at Buffs

The Buffs are fishing in bigger recruiting ponds. If Colorado wants to land 2018 four-star linebacker Adrian Jackson, they’ll have to close the borders to sieging attackers from the upper echelon of college football.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Jackson holds an offer from CU, he holds a whole bunch of other offers. Jackson’s Mullen (Denver) High School team went 9-3 in 2016, with a 5A quarterfinals loss to Cherry Creek. The in-state prospect progressed as the season went along.

“It went good, I think it went really good. I think my feet got more quicker than last year,” Jackson told about his junior campaign.

Jackson would likely say his recruitment is going well. From an outsider’s perspective, it’s going extremely well.

“It’s going smooth, it’s pretty laid back right now. Nothing really crazy,” Jackson said on recruiting.

The 2018 Mullen ‘backer took two trips to Boulder this fall to watch CU. Regular schools showing interest include Ohio State, Washington and Penn State. Jackson hopes to hear more from Colorado.

“I went up there two times. I went to the Utah game and the ASU game. I had a good time, I had a great time,” Jackson continued on CU.

“I really haven’t gotten to speak to any of the coaches, I guess they’ve been pretty busy. I don’t think they’re much of Twitter guys, so they haven’t gotten much of a chance to reach out to me.”

Colorado’s 10-win season piqued the interest of the 2018 defender. The Buckeyes are a big draw for any high school player and Jackson hit up Columbus this fall. He was impressed by Urban Meyer’s program.

“They caught a little bit of my attention, they caught a bit of my attention. I see them being in my top five schools when I narrow it down,” Jackson said of CU.

“I went out to Ohio State when they played Nebraska. It was a pretty good game. It was crazy, the atmosphere,” he continued on other visits.

Jackson is ranked at the No. 119 player in Scout’s 300 for 2018. Big-time territory for a Centennial State prepster. He has no immediate visits lined up, but hopes to see Washington and Wisconsin in the future.

Can the Buffs close the boarders on the top in-state prize in the next recruiting cycle?

“I really don’t know right now, it’s like a 50/50 chance,” Jackson said of staying in Colorado or heading out for college.

The recruiting process has been a ton of DMs, snail mail, calls etc. for Jackson. It’s also been a chance for Jackson to bond with his older brother who played a little college ball himself.

More top-tier offers are sure to come for the Mullen four-star. One in particular lends itself to the Jimbo Fisher narrative.

“I had a brother who played a little bit of football at Texas A&M Kingsville. He does [help with recruiting], he’s the main one actually,” Jackson said.

“Maybe Florida State,” he continued on potential offers coming soon.

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