Jackson Has ECU in Top 3

D'Marco Jackson has been gaining traction in his recruiting process with ECU and even without an offer considers them a top-three school on his list. IES caught up with this recruit to talk about the latest in his recruitment.

Class of 2017 recruit D’Marco Jackson has jumped out to a hot start this season at Broome High School (Spartanburg, SC). In just the first five game games Jackson has recorded over 40 tackles and a blocked punt on the defensive side of the ball.

While Jackson mainly plays as a defensive back, he also plays at the running back position on the opposite side of the ball. On the offensive side he has recorded nearly 400 rushing yards and over 80 yards in receptions.

With Jackson’s on field performances he has received two official offers from Furman and South Carolina State. The versatile athlete feels like his recruiting process has a lot more to grow and said that he is in talks with Columbia, Clemson, East Carolina, Old Dominion, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Wofford.

“It’s been really interesting with the schools coming to me and all of the letters, it’s been getting kind of crazy,” Jackson said. “I’ve met some really nice coaches that really care about me. All of the schools I’m pretty interested in from getting to talk to the coaches and everything.”

East Carolina has been in serious talks with Jackson as he said they have stopped by Broome High to see him on two separate occasions. Jackson also said that he has been talking with and receiving letters from ECU’s outside receiver’s coach Garrett Riley.

Although Jackson has not visited Greenville he said that his current interest in the Pirates is around a high nine-out-of-ten. Jackson said that he has definite plans to take a visit to Greenville later this season for an ECU game.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete said that an offer from ECU would mean a lot to him because he has high interest in the Pirates.

“If I got the offer I know it would be one of the top three that I like,” Jackson explained. “I haven’t been on campus yet but from me and Coach Riley relationship I say it’s one of the top three schools.”

For the versatile athlete he feels like he has a variety of strengths that could help him fit into ECU’s defense.

“I think I play smart football,” Jackson explained. “I’m good with angles, reading plays and formations, it’s helped that I started at linebacker running the defense but now I’m dropping to a safety to a stacked inside linebacker and my team seizes of my energy.”

The junior has nearly two years before he will step onto a college field but he is expecting his offer list to grow so he can continue his dream of playing football in college.

“I think about if my football career ended after high school and I wouldn’t be able to handle it,” Jackson said. “I’m really thankful to be able to and hopefully God will make me continue on to play football. It feels great to have the athletic ability but I have to keep progressing on.”

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