UGA gets a '10' from Blake Jackson

Blake Jackson spent the weekend in Athens and it couldn't have gone any better. See what he had to say about the Dawgs here.

"I would have to say the visit to Georgia was a perfect 10 out of 10 for me," Blake Jackson told Scout from the Atlanta airport.

"I had a great time, I got to see the Bulldogs win a big game, I got to share in them celebrating the SEC Championship, I was really impressed with the academics, and I got to be around the players and coaches all weekend. It was a great visit."

The 6-foot-4, 230 pound athlete had high expectations, but it was even better than he thought it was going to be in Athens.

"Football is huge around there. The people around Athens love Georgia football. It is important to everyone and I love that. I also love how important it is to the players. They really work hard and it is paying off for them right now. It was really everything I was looking for there."

John Lilly has been the coach recruiting Jackson for the Dawgs and he has made a strong impression.

"He really takes the laid back approach and he is someone I could really see myself playing for. He knows when he needs to step in, he knows the right time to say something, and he is someone I would like to be friends with down the road. He and I have a great relationship and he is a great guy."

Lilly's boss impressed Jackson as well. Mark Richt spoke with the UGA target before he left Athens and he said all the right things.

"I like Coach Richt a lot and he just lays it out there the right way," Jackson said. "He made sure how much they wanted me there, he is someone who is easy to talk to, and he showed me that there is a need for me there at Georgia.

"I have an opportunity to go to Georgia, catch passes, and make plays. I really liked hanging out with the coaches, spending time with guys like Sterling Bailey, Tavarres King, Aron White, and some of the other guys. Georgia has a good thing there and I like it a lot."

Arkansas and Oklahoma State along with Georgia are the finalists for the four-star tight end and he knows choosing one of those will not be easy.

"Things are kind of coming together for me now and I am starting to see how things are going to play out for me. My plan is to commit on December 15, but it could come a little sooner. I visit Oklahoma State in two weeks and then it will be time.

"I want to sit down, talk things over with my mom, and make one of the biggest decisions of my life. Georgia really showed me a lot and I could really see myself playing for them. I just have to take one more visit and then we will see."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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