Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Louisville, N.C. State, Syracuse and Virginia Tech help make up an impressive collection of scholarship offers for the Scout.com three-star LB/DE, while others such as Michigan and Tennessee were expressing heavy interest.
Despite the growing list of opportunities, Jackson narrowed his choices to five schools in August and has kept busy since the start of September visiting those that made the cut.
"I went to Boston College first, then Louisville and then I went to N.C. State this past weekend," Jackson said. "I'm going to Virginia Tech this weekend and then I'm going to visit Clemson in mid-October."
After his trip to Boston College Jackson explained that the Eagles had grabbed a slight lead over the others, but now explains that things have tightened up.
"They are all even now," he said. "All of my visits have been great and it is making my decision even harder."
With scheduled trips to Virginia Tech and Clemson the only ones remaining on Jackson's itinerary, the standout athlete plans to make his college decision later this fall.
"I want to see these last two so I can see what everyone has to offer and then I'll sit down with my parents and make a decision," Jackson explained. "It's probably going to be in early November."
Playing safety as a junior, Jackson earned all-district, all-metro, and second team all-region honors after recording 55 tackles, including seven for a loss, thee sacks, and an interception for Varina High School.