Duke Offers AL Lineman

Jeremiah Jackson, defensive lineman from Hoover-Spain Park, Ala., has received three scholarship offers and visited one Junior Day. He reported the latest developments of his recruitment.

"I have received offers from Duke, Arkansas and Vanderbilt," said Jeremiah Jackson. "Vanderbilt was the last school to offer. They offered me last Tuesday. Duke was the first to offer. They offered back in November."

"It feels really great to have these early offers. I am excited about the opportunity to play college football. I am receiving interest from Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Oklahoma, LSU and UAB as well."

Jackson was in Tuscaloosa the weekend before signing day for an unofficial visit.

"I went to Alabama's Elite Junior Day," he said. "The trip was great. It was fun. I met the coaches, and they were great. I had a good reception. I talked to coach [Sal] Sunseri, coach [Bo] Davis and coach [Jim] McElwain."

"Coach Davis told me in the defensive line meeting about technique and moves. Coach Sunseri talked about the position I would play if I came to Alabama. I think Alabama is a great program. It's a great place to go. Good football history and tradition. Coach Saban is great."

The 6-foot-2, 260-pound prospect attended games last fall at Auburn, Duke and LSU. He attended summer camps at Alabama and Auburn. Jackson will rely on his faith to get him through the recruiting process.

"I am just looking to God for the answers," he explained. "Whenever he tells me is when I will make my decision. I am going to see how comfortable I am with the coaching staff. I want to look at the education benefits and the football program."

Jackson recorded 64 tackles and five sacks during the 2008 season.

"My explosion and punch are my two biggest strengths," he said. "I am real quick off the ball. Our goal is to get better every day. We have a lot of seniors [juniors in 2008] who played last year. We only had 19 seniors last year. We should be pretty good this year."


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