Jackson Talks Auburn Offer

Athletic quarterback Lamar Jackson talks about getting an offer from the Auburn Tigers.

Boynton Beach, Fla.--A player that made a good showing at last weekend's Elite 11 Regional Competition, athletic signal-caller Lamar Jackson has seen his recruiting take off in recent weeks after his coach sent his film to schools across the country. That hot streak continued on Monday when he got an offer from the Auburn Tigers after talking with offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Rhett Lashlee.

"I have been looking forward to Auburn offering me for quite a while," the 6-2, 185 Jackson tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I have been hearing from a lot of schools. Auburn is one of the schools I would like to visit.

"I have been following them ever since Cam Newton was there and they were in the BCS game," he added about the 2010 Tigers. "Tre Mason's brother Chauncey Mason is at our school now, so I have been talking to him. I met Tre Mason at my school too."

A talented player that has the size and speed to also be a possibility at wide receiver or safety down the road if things don't work out at quarterback, he said right now all of his schools are recruiting him to play quarterback including Auburn. That's big for him because he feels like the Auburn offense is one that suits him well.

"I think the offense would be a good fit for me," Jackson said. "Nick Marshall is the same type quarterback as me. I think I could fit into that offense."

With offers from teams from across the country already and more sure to follow when teams get a chance to see him on the field in the spring, Jackson said the Tigers are definitely in the picture for him now that he's got an offer and he feels like they'll be in the hunt for a long time coming.

"Auburn is now one of my Top 10 right now," Jackson said. "I'm going to see if we can get that chemistry going and if we do they'll probably end up in my Top Five. Right now I'm looking at Clemson, West Virginia, Florida State, Nebraska, Marshall, Georgia Tech, Louisville and a few more schools."

As a junior Jackson threw for 1,500 yards and 29 touchdowns and added 1,400 yards on the ground with 16 more scores on the ground.

Saying that he hopes to visit Auburn sometime during the summer, Jackson said he doesn't have any plans to make an early decision.

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