Tre Jackson: On the Road To Recovery

Wayne County, Georgia defensive tackle Tre Jackson only has one offer but he's beginning to get a lot of attention from some of the top programs around the south. Jackson suffered a torn ACL while playing AAU basketball in June of 2009 and is now back playing football again.

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Now that schools are seeing that the 6'4"-290 Jackson is back and playing well he's beginning to get attention. "I have an offer from Rutgers and I'm hearing from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee and Georgia Southern. All those schools are recruiting Jackson as a defensive tackle with the exception of Georgia Southern. Southern is looking at Tre as an offensive lineman.

Tre has visited both Georgia and Georgia Tech and plans to make a return visit to Tech. "I plan on going to the Georgia Tech-Miami game and I was at the Georgia-Arkansas game." Jackson also has plans to visit Clemson this weekend for their game with Miami and he'll also be visiting Georgia Southern. Schools are also making their way to Wayne County to watch Jackson play. "Clemson and Georgia Southern came down to watch me play last Friday night."

Jackson has kept in touch with Georgia Tech A Backs Coach Lamar Owens. Tre hears from Owens on a regular basis. "When I talked to him last night he said they may be pretty close to an offer," said Tre. "They watched my film and everyone around the table liked it." Tech Coach Paul Johnson had plans to watch Jackson's game film on Wednesday and will be getting back in touch with Tre after watching the film.

With only one offer and schools beginning to recruit him, Tre is not ready to name any favorites. "I'll wait to see what offers I get and play it from there." While waiting for those offers, Jackson will be looking at the education the schools offer and their fan support.

Jackson and his Wayne County teammates have started the year 2-2 and are getting ready for regional play. More importantly, Tre has been able to test his knee in games since he suffered the injury last June. "My knee is back to 100%.

As Tre begins to take more visits and schools get a chance to watch film from his senior season, look for his offer list to grow. Top Stories