Lowndes County, Georgia middle linebacker Tre Jackson will be enrolling early at Georgia Tech. This past weekend Jackson took his official visit to Tech along with three fellow commits and a recruit he hopes will be joining them at Tech.
"We had an amazing time and we really enjoyed the whole time there." Jackson enjoyed getting back together with his future teammates and getting to spend time with Shai McKenzie. "I know my mom really liked it." Once I signed my grant with Georgia Tech, she reminded me that my decision was the best thing I have made and she was very proud of me."
Tre's time with McKenzie was well spent. Jackson let McKenzie know that he would be welcomed with open arms by all of the recruits in the Georgia Tech class. "At first he was little shy but our southern hospitality rubbed off on him and he really warmed up to us and to the coaches and Georgia Tech."
Jackson also spent some time with the coaches. He was challenged by defensive coordinator Ted Roof to be the hardest worker in spring practice. "That made me feel great because if he is issuing that challenge to me I know he is expecting big things from me." Tre has been preparing for that challenge by getting extra work done in the weight room at school.
The expectation for Tre is to make the two deep coming out of fall camp. Jackson is looking to emulate starting linebacker Jabari Hunt-Days. "I know Jabari is a great player and if I can work on the same things he does I can be an even better player than I am now."
Tre feels that Georgia Tech has the makings of a very good recruiting class. "I know a lot of the players coming in are hard workers and we will come in with the mindset that we will be pushing everyone to be better." Tre and the members of the class are looking to show everyone that hard work brings good results.
Some of the players in the 2014 class may be coming in with a chip on their shoulder. "I know a few of us were told we were undersized and I know we will show them that they made a huge mistake in looking at us that way."