For the 2007 class, Louisiana had two of the top safeties in the country in Chad Jones and Stefoin Francois.
The Bayou State may not have that same caliber of
guys for 2008 but Pineville's Damien Jackson is someone college coaches are
keeping tabs on.
is a 6-2, 175 pound safety that reportedly runs a consistent 4.6
plays free safety in the Rebels' secondary but his style of play may make him a
better fit for moving to strong at the next level.
kid loves to play in the box and loves to hit," said Pineville head coach Mike
Richard. "He has good range and good awareness but he has such good instincts
when he plays in the box that leads some to think he will play
has not picked up any offers up to this point but he said that several coaches
said they will be stopping by during the spring.
Alabama, La. Tech and Colorado all said they were coming," Jackson said. "I get a lot
of stuff from Miami and Arkansas too and I think
they are coming too."
Central Louisiana standout is taking a
wait-and-see approach to the recruiting process but he knows what he is looking
for in a school.
are the first thing and then a school that has a history for winning," he said.
"I want to be successful on and off the field so the school that gives the best
opportunity to do that is where I will go."
Note** Jackson will be at the Scout.com All-American Combine in
New Orleans on