Three-way fight for Jackson

ATHENS - Georgia has liked what it's seen from Toby Jackson for a long time.

That's why its no surprise the Bulldogs were one of the first schools to offer Jackson last year – an attempt to get ahead of the rush they knew would follow. And follow they did – in droves.

"Pretty much everyone has offered, but the schools I talk with the most are Florida State, Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee and Ole Miss," Jackson said. "I get letters from all over the place."

Basketball prevented Jackson from going to Georgia's junior day a few weeks ago. But he says he know a lot about what the Bulldogs have to offer.

"I've been up there a lot and I like the atmosphere," he said. "They really treat you like family at Georgia. I've talked with Coach Garner and I intend on talking with Coach Richt."

Like every other big-name recruiting battle, however, the Bulldogs have significant competition for Jackson.

"I went down to Florida State in November when they played Boston College, and I like it down there a lot. I think I could play early down there, too. I want to go somewhere where I know I am going to be able to play. I know my ability. I think I can go in and help teams," he said.

While it seems Jackson could play quicker at Florida State, he says Georgia would likely add some weight to him and perhaps move him inside.

"I think they would like for me to get bigger and maybe move me inside to tackle. I think 280 would be a good size for me. I am 240 right now," he said. "But hopefully I will play defensive end in college."

Tennessee has also been at the top of Jackson's list for some time. The Vols offered him early, too.

"The atmosphere up there is great. The fans are really involved with the team. I think they really treat you like family and make you feel welcome. I think Tennessee is a place I know I can go in and play," he said.


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