It's been a great couple of days for Hoover (Ala.) Spain Park cornerback Michael Jackson. The 6-foot-1 and 189-pound recruit says that he and his team are out on the field for spring practices.
"We are already having our spring practices," Jackson said. "For me, getting back on the field is like going back home. I wanted to improve my speed, breaking on the ball and tackling in the off-season."
Jackson has that size that college coaches covet in cornerbacks. Jackson acknowledges that about himself, but says that his biggest strength is his passion for the game and effort off the field.
"I am a passionate player. I really want my hard work off of the field to show on it. I am unique too because I have a body of a safety, but play like a 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9 cornerback."
For about a month there had been only one offer on the table for Jackson. He got his second yesterday and a third the next day. Jackson says that teams are finally realizing his potential.
There was a conversation between Jackson and the Nebraska staff a few days before he received the offer. Things must have moved quick because the conversation was thinking about offering to actually offering in less than a week.
"I spoke with the coaches from Nebraska two or three days ago," Jackson said. "They told me that they liked my size, speed and how I played. They were thinking about offering then, but I guess decided to do it now."
There is definitely interest from Jackson to get to Lincoln for a visit. One of the big reasons why Jackson would want to visit has to do with a player on the Nebraska roster that he knows personally.
"I would like to take a visit there to Nebraska. I know Ameer Abdullah already who is a running back at Nebraska. They play some big-time football every year and are in a good conference."