Georgia Tech is the first to extend a written offer to Jackson according to his guardian Rex Robertson. "He got it in writing," said Robertson. "That was nice." Georgia Tech had verbally offered Chris previously as had Florida State and Tennessee. "He has verbal offers from both of those schools, they're trying to get him to commit," added Robertson.
Robertson expressed a desire to see offers in writing versus just verbal offers which appear "vague".
"If the head coach at a university tells you that you have an offer; you have an offer," said Robertson. "But to see something in writing… It's vague how all of these universities deal with all of that. It's just a weird subject. People make offers but you don't know if the offer's real or not. They say it is but until you see something in writing there is no official way of presenting something to an underclassman, I guess."
"Georgia Tech did send the thing in writing and it explained everything," said Robertson. The offer expressed some conditions though such as keeping in good academic standing, a blanket statement about staying out of trouble, and a caveat about still having a scholarship remaining at the player's position. For the Yellow Jackets specifically Mr. Robertson said that they'd probably offer 6-8 receivers in that class and take the first two.
"They couldn't be doing a better job of recruiting," said Robertson about Tech's efforts. "They do all of the little things. They're doing an excellent job." Robertson sited the letters Chris gets from GT along with well wishes for all of his games and even remembering his birthday a few weeks ago.
Tech's recruiting efforts this season are evident from Scout.com's recent ranking of the top 10 recruiting classes. Georgia Tech ranked #6 on the list according to National Recruiting Analyst Jamie Newberg. Tech could continue that momentum into the next year's recruiting class if they were to land Jackson. According to Robertson, Tech leads for Jackson's services.
"He likes Georgia Tech," said Robertson. "They are his leaders. I guess it's the way they make him feel; like family."
A commitment announcement isn't necessarily pending but don't look for Jackson to drag the processes out well into his senior season.
"I know it won't carry into his senior year of high school," said Robertson. "I know that won't happen. I don't know if it will be before the football season is over or in the off-season but I know it won't carry into official visits and all of that stuff."
Chris Jackson, along with new QB, Drew Little, has been putting together big numbers so far in 3 games. Jackson has 16 catches for 270 yards, 5 touchdowns and 150 all-purpose yards per game. He also has 2 interceptions as a safety including one that was returned for a 74-yard touchdown.
Quarterback Drew Little (6'4.5", 230), just a sophomore and another rising prospect, has thrown for 632 yards so far in his first season as a starter. Little is interested in several of the same schools as Jackson: Georgia Tech, Florida State, Tennessee, and Ole Miss.
2008 WR Chris Jackson and 2009 QB Drew Little