Two favorites for RB Jackson

Jamaal Jackson, a three-star running back from Neward, DE, is eyeing Louisville and Missouri closely this fall. Scout.com's No. 89-ranked running back plans to visit both schools soon before making a decision.

Paul M. Hodgson (DE) Jamaal Jackson has gotten his season off to a great start.

Through five games, the elusive playmaker says he has run for around 800 yards, received for another 150 yards, and 7 touchdowns. He is also making some serious headway in his recruitment as well.

"I would say that Louisville is at the top right now. I like Louisville a lot," Jackson said. "I like the fact they don't care about my size. They just want great athletes out there no matter how big they are. I have a real good relationship with Coach Slade. He is a really great person."

Jackson says he would like to have an opportunity to make an early impact for the Cardinals.

"They put the best players out there. I want the chance to get out there, but if I am not the best guy to be in there I would not mind developing myself first. But I do want to get out there as soon as possible," said Jackson.

The primary competition for Louisville will come from Big 12 power Missouri.

"I like Missouri too. I like Missouri because they have a powerful offense, and they like powerful offensive players. Explosive offensive players like Jeremy Macklin who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles. That is who they compared me to just the running back version," said Jackson.

With the two BCS programs pulling out in front in his recruitment, Jackson will look to make visits to both of his favorites before making his decision.

"I have not had the chance to visit either school yet. I am going to be making a trip to Louisville at the end of October or the first part of next month," said Jackson. "I am also going to be making a trip to Missouri as soon as possible, but I am going to have to get with my coaches on when we can make it happen. If I feel comfortable on my visits I could definitely go ahead a commit."

Once his decision is made Jamaal says that he will look to get into school early if possible.

"I want to enroll early but I will have to check my schedule at my school to see if that can happen. I want to get enrolled as soon as possible so I can get used to the school, plays, players, coaches and all of that," said Jackson.


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