PART I - Recruiting DeSoto High

Brain Jackson is one of the three prospects from this Texas high school that K-State has its eyes on. This talented defensive back anticipates visits to several Big 12 programs in the fall.

His list of favorites reads like a ‘Who's who of college football' right now, but as the recruiting process begins to speed up Brian Jackson it's looking like the Big 12 might stand the best chance to grab this talented cornerback.

From DeSoto, Texas, Jackson has shown some serious interest in Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, Colorado, and Kansas State.

But he is also listing LSU, USC, Michigan, and Miami as possibilities.

At 6-foot-2 210 pounds, Jackson, who will also play receiver as a senior, has the speed and cover skills many Big 12 programs are looking for today.

"I don't want to go to one of those schools that always take the smaller corners," he said. "I'm a big, fast corner and can cover any kind of receiver. I want to play on an aggressive defense."

That's what has caught his eye at K-State. In fact, he said he started watching former Wildcat Terrence Newman closely as a junior at K-State.

"I didn't really know about Newman until then," he said. "But I saw his size and what he could do with his speed and it made me really want to consider K-State. They seem to have gone to some of the bigger defensive backs lately, so I think I could fit in well in their system."

But Jackson, who had 31 tackles and four interceptions last season, said he also wants to play soon, as a freshman maybe. Such a goal might not bode well for him at K-State, which signed so many junior defensive backs in the 2004 class. Jackson said he plans to take a closer look at the depth charts for all the schools on his list, which might lend a better chance to play early at Oklahoma State, a program that could see its secondary depleted by the end of next season.

"They're going to lose a lot of their guys, so they're looking really good right now," said Jackson, who has already been offered by the Cowboys. "That's what I want to do, play early, but also, anything can happen. It's so early right now, so anything is possible I think."

Jackson, who runs a 4.48 40 yards, said he is looking into attending K-State's summer camp after receiving literature in the mail from the Wildcat. However, he hasn't been offered yet and hasn't had any contact with K-State coaches yet.

Baylor has also offered Jackson in the early stages.

He said visits are almost certain for OU, OSU, and probably at K-State.


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