Jackson Takes In Cajun Practice

Louisiana's Ragin'Cajuns are looking to fill a few skilled positions in the 2008 signing class. A very good WR prospect took in a Cajun practice this week, what was his impression?

Former Dutchtown High WR Thomas Jackson drove in Tuesday to visit the Cajuns and take in the afternoon practice. The 6-2, 210-pound athlete with 4.3 speed is the son of former Ragin' Cajun Thomas Jackson, the played during the 1983-1986 era. Jackson is currently enrolled at Hargrave Military Academy and has recently scored a 21 on the ACT to become academically eligible.

"Yes, I came in this week on our break to talk to the coaches and take in practice, said Jackson." "I had the chance to talk to Coach Mason and Coach Rebowe about the offense's direction for next season."

What did the coaches have to say about the program and next season's offense?

"The coaches talked about the plans for improvements in the facilities over the next few years and wanting me to come in the spring to compete, Thomas said." "They feel if I can come in and compete in the spring; I would be able to contribute in the fall. I recently scored a 21 on the ACT, so I could come in for the spring semester and participate in spring practice."

Why did Thomas Jackson enroll into Hargrave Military Academy?

"I needed to work on my eligibility and they run the spread offense, so it gave me the opportunity to catch the ball, said Thomas." "At Dutchtown, we really didn't throw the ball much with the two running backs we had in our offense."

With Thomas Jackson Sr.'s familiarity with the Cajun program and the with two former teammates currently in the program, does Jackson feel any pressure to sign with the Cajuns?

"My dad would like to see me play at UL, said Jackson." "Sean and Brendan have both told me some good things about the program, but I'm going to make my final decision during the Christmas break."

What other programs are contacting Thomas Jackson about his services?

"I have been offered by Eastern Michigan, Kent State and a few others, said Thomas." "I haven't set up any official visits yet, but I'm going to look at the week we are out for the Christmas break."

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