Jackson thinks football sharpens his leadership skills. "It kind of makes me stronger and ready for the basketball season," Jackson said. "Just being a leader out there and showing everybody where they should go … just telling them to make it up next time if they make a mistake. It's the same thing as basketball."
Last season, Jackson led Buena Vista by scoring 24.5 points, 8 assists and 4 steals a game. He was a standout on the circuit with the Michigan Hurricanes.
"I had an OK freshman year but it was my sophomore when I really broke out. All the colleges were paying attention to me and my ratings went up. I can get better than I was last year, this year I'm more aggressive."
Jackson will take his time and go through the process. "A lot of [schools] said they were impressed and they encourage me to take my time making a decision because a lot of people like to commit early. To me that's not good. I like to see my options. Just by someone coming down here and telling you they want you to come, that doesn't mean you know anything about their schools."