Jackson Favors Florida

[MEDIA:32874]<BR>Super standout wide receiver <B>Chad Jackson</B> favors the Florida Gators. Last season as a junior, Jackson had 70 receptions for 1,407 yards and 16 touchdowns. For his career, he has 123 catches for 2,328 yards and 25 scores. Recently, he placed 3rd in the state track meet, running a 10.7 100 meters (electronic). Read his thoughts on Florida, the in-state powers and some other programs he is looking at.

One of the top receivers in the country is Chad Jackson from Hoover High School near Birmingham. Jackson measured 6-1 and 196 pounds and ran a 4.46 forty on a slower surface at the Nike Camp in Tuscaloosa. He is arguably the state's top prospect in what is considered a fantastic year in the state of Alabama. Quite simply, Jackson is a big athlete that is strong, physical and runs very well.

"I think I have a good combination of size and speed," said Jackson. "I get a lot down out there because I am a good athlete. I just plan on working hard this summer in the weight room and running."

Last season as a junior, Jackson had 70 receptions for 1,407 yards and 16 touchdowns. For his career, he has 123 catches for 2,328 yards and 25 scores. Recently, he placed 3rd in the state track meet, running a 10.7 100 meters (electronic).

According to Jackson, he has scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Arkansas, North Carolina and NC State. "I have more but I can not remember them. Right now, Florida is my leader. I have always been a Florida fan. I like their scheme. I know Coach (Steve) Spurrier left but they are still going to have a great offensive scheme. I mean they would be crazy not to throw the football with Rex Grossman. Man that guy is good. I think they will throw it all over the place this season. I am curious to see what they will do. I guess I want to see what it's is like to be a Gator.

"But I also like other schools like Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, LSU, Alabama and Auburn. Everyone assumes I will go to one of the two in-state schools but people do not realize that I am serious about leaving and I always have been. It is nothing against them but I just want to play in a passing system and neither program has ever passed the ball a lot. I guess I will have to prove people wrong."

But it is not a done deal for Jackson and the Florida Gators. Never discount the Alabama and Auburn and he is also intrigued by some of the great college football powers in the Southeast. "Tennessee and Georgia both have great offenses with good passing games. Georgia throws the ball more and I like their coaches. I also really like both Head Coaches. I think I could play earlier at UGA. LSU is right there as well but I really need to watch them closely this season."

If you are looking for Chad Jackson (photo below) to make an early decision then you will likely be disappointed. His decision may wait until later in the recruiting process. "I want to take my visits and make a decision in January. At least that is the plan now. I hope to see some games this fall and attend some camps this summer. I am just not sure yet on that. "


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