Jackson enjoying fall visits

Marcus Jackson, a 5-11 165 lb running back at Pepperell High School, has been busy on the weekends this fall. He's attended every Georgia home game, and when Georgia didn't have a game at home he visited Georgia Tech games. His father Randy Jackson played for the Bulldogs and is a UGA alumni. Here's a Q&A with the class of 2010 prospect:

Marcus Jackson, a 5-11 165 lb running back at Pepperell High School, has been busy on the weekends this fall. He's attended every Georgia home game, and when Georgia didn't have a game at home he visited Georgia Tech games. His father Randy Jackson played for the Bulldogs and is a UGA alumni. Here's a Q&A with the class of 2010 prospect:

Who all is showing interest in you?

"Georgia Tech, Georgia, FSU, Clemson, Auburn, Florida, Duke and schools like that."

Who would you say is showing the most interest in you?

"Georgia Tech sends me hand-written letters. They're the only ones to do that. UGA is also showing good interest."

Has anyone offered you yet?

"No, not anyone yet."

Of all the games you've been to, what was your favorite game?

"The Georgia-Alabama game."

What impresses you about Georgia?

"Every time I've been there, their main focus is academics, along with athletics. My dad played for them. They're just an all around great program."

What impresses you about Georgia Tech?

"They have great academics. One out of six students there end up becoming millionaires. So you know you have a good chance to go somewhere and be successful out of Tech. They also have a good football team."

You were at Georgia Tech's game with Duke Saturday. Your thoughts?

"It was close until the third quarter. Then Tech ran away with it. Jonathan Dwyer, he's a good back. He runs hard and doesn't give up."

How about Tech's offense. Is it attractive to you being a running back?

"Yes, it's attractive. My high school runs basically the same thing with wing-backs. We call it the "rocket and jet." It's the same type of offense, just no option. Coach Bohannon says he likes the way I run in it."

How is Pepperell doing this year?

"We're undefeated. We've beaten higher class-level teams. Now we're into our region games. I've scored 10 touchdowns so far."

Some schools want Jackson as a running back, but some are listing him as an athlete because of his receiving and returning ability.


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