Jackson Plans Return Trip

Zachary Jackson has put in some travel time this year as he attended junior days and college practices around the state. Despite being committed, Zach wanted to enjoy this portion of the recruiting process. As the spring begins to wind down for college programs around the south, Zach has a few invitations for this weekend, but in the end he can only attend one spring game.

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"I am going to Mississippi State this weekend for the spring game," said Jackson. "I am looking forward to seeing the high tempo they play with and all of the excitement they bring. I just love being around that kind of atmosphere."

Zach has looked forward to this weekend for some time. He has had the chance to discuss the schedule of events with a few of the coaches at Mississippi State that are involved with his recruitment.

"I talk to Coach Tony Hughes, Coach Manny Diaz and Coach (Dan) Mullen pretty much every week," said Jackson. "I call and talk to them about once or twice a week. I just like to stay in touch and find out what's going on.

"They are always telling me about how things will be when I get there and the things I will need to do. We talk about football and a lot of other things to. Coach Hughes has been talking to me about getting my education and how they will help me to make sure I get my degree."

After Zach committed to Mississippi State, he suddenly saw a rush of interest from the Bulldogs' arch-rivals, the Ole Miss Rebels.

Coach Houston Nutt and his staff had the chance to host Zach as a guest during one of their spring practices.

"Ole Miss offered me and they told me I was exactly what they were looking for in a safety. They said I fit in with what they want to do," said Zachary. "They told me that I was the kind of player they needed in Coach Tyrone Nix's defense."

Despite the beaming comments and hospitality, Jackson report his commitment is unshaken.

"I am still solid with Mississippi State," said Zach. "I am still firm with them. I really like the coaches there. It's not just about football with them.

"I feel like if I had a problem, I could go to them. I know if I was having a problem with school they would make sure I got the tutoring I needed.

"I feel like the coaches there really want to help me."

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