Three-Star DE Brennan Jackson Recaps Weekend Visit To Arizona

Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak defensive end Brennan Jackson visited Arizona over the weekend and the Cats made a very nice impression on the talented athlete.

Brennan Jackson is one of the top defensive linemen out West and is currently rated the No. 6 defensive end in the region.

He's young for his grade and has a very nice upside to him. Jackson boasts an ideal rush end frame and has a ton of room to add more size and strength. He's athletic enough to play linebacker in the 7v7 circuit, has a nice motor to him and is among the top pass rushers in the area.

Jackson visited Arizona over the weekend and left campus with his second Pac-12 offer. 

"It was a visit," Jackson said. "Coach (Brian) Knorr (ST coach) visited me at my school last week and invited me to take a visit. He expressed a lot interest so I was hopeful an offer would be coming so it was great the way it all played out. At the end of the visit, Coach (Rich) Rodriguez walked me and my mom to the middle of the football field and offered right there on the A.

"He was great, the whole staff was great to be around and spent a lot of time with me. That was the biggest highlight for me of the visit was just being around the staff. It was like a big family and I also thought the campus was beautiful, it was completely different than what I imagined it would be."

Jackson said spending time with defensive line coach Vince Amey was a big plus to the trip as well.

"He has a really good coaching philosophy and I think I fit in well there," Jackson said. "He sees me as a guy who can put his hand in the ground but can also drop back in to coverage. Coach (Marcel) Yates (DC) was super cool as well and I was able to meet some of the players on the team when we toured the dorms.

"Like I said, it was a great visit, they covered everything. We saw the entire campus, met some great people and I got a great feel for what it would be like if I went there. It was a lot like my earlier visit to Washington State, both schools have great family feel to them, amazing coaches and facilities. I want to visit both schools again with my dad before I make a decision."

Jackson said at this time, he doesn't have any other visits scheduled but would like to take a few more trips depending on who else shows interest later this spring and then make a late summer decision.

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