DJax: Poker Face On

Dontavius Jackson is playing his cards close to the vest.

Dontavius Jackson Profile

There was a time, earlier in 2007, when the Heard County running back was eager to hear from colleges – especially from Georgia – but that time is over now. Jackson has offers from a slew of schools, but has narrowed his college choices to Georgia, Clemson, Alabama, LSU and Penn State – in no order, he said.

"Recruiting is going very well," Jackson said. "But I have not narrowed anything down or anything like that. I want to take my official visits and see what each school has to offer."

Jackson is one of only a handful of running backs the Bulldogs have offered. Georgia's only committed running back is Richard Samuel. Still, Jackson understands that he will face a fight to get onto the field wherever he goes.

"I know there is going to be competition," he said. "But one thing that I have been doing is taking a look at all of the depth charts of the schools and seeing who they will have in the coming years. I know that Georgia only has Knowshon Moreno and one other running back (Caleb King) who will be there next year. Spiller and Davis will be gone soon from Clemson, and I know Alabama just got some running back, but I am not scared of competition. The places that I am looking at pretty much all have similar running back situations."

Jackson said he's only visited Georgia so far this summer, but that he will visit Tuscaloosa in July. Until then, Jackson will continue to focus on his team's passing camp.

"It really gets hot out there in the summer," Jackson said with a laugh.

As far as his college decision is concerned, Jackson said that all of the schools after him text him the same. He said that he wants to "form a bond" with the coaches at the school he will pick, and that he wants to be close with them. Until he makes that decision, which he says will likely come in October, Jackson is keeping his intentions silent.

"I am trying to keep all of that quiet," he said.

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