Houston RB Jackson looking LSU's way

When Barrington Edwards transferred from LSU before the start of fall practice it freed up a little space at one of the team's deepest positions. <br><br> One player that would fill that void nicely is Houston (Texas) Westbury's R.J. Jackson (5-11, 200, 4.5).

Jackson is a four-star prospect and an impact player on both sides of the ball at running back and safety. On offense, he ran through the opposition for 1,038 yards and 19 scores, and added 41 tackles and seven interceptions from his defensive spot.

Once he gets to college he will focus on only one position and he knows which one that will be.

"I am an offensive minded person and I want to play running back," he said.

Where he plans to play his college football at is a tougher question to answer but LSU will be a major player.

"I have a top six right now with LSU (offer), Texas (offer), Oklahoma State (offer), Florida (offer), Georgia (offer) and Oklahoma (offer)," he said. "LSU, Texas and Oklahoma State are my leaders and I know I will visit them. I am not sure about the other two."

Jackson has built a strong relationship with the Tigers' coaching staff over the past year and he sees LSU's offense as a good opportunity to showcase his skills.

"I really like coach Saban and coach Jones," he said. "Me and coach Saban have really developed a good relationship and my mom really likes him. That says a lot because she is tough to impress. LSU does a lot of stuff with their running backs like we do. They like to put them out wide a lot and I like that."

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