"The offer really elevated my interest in the Duke program, and I am going to be going down in a couple of weeks to check out the school.
"Academics is number one for me, and even if Duke does not have a great football team I know that they will always be number one in academics.
"Duke initially offered me as an athlete, but I got a letter that said if I were to select Duke and come in as a defensive back, then I will be the only defensive back that they bring in this year. That was really impressive to me, so I would say that they are recruiting me more as a defensive back."
As a junior, Jackson rushed for 1,600 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is a two-time All-Conference selection, and was selected by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester Football Team and first team All-State.