4-star DE talks about Miami visit

Toby Jackson is a four star defensive end from Griffin , Georgia . He visited the University of Miami this weekend and took some time to talk about his visit.

"It was a great visit, said Jackson . "I really enjoyed myself. I had a great time down there. The best part is how much I got to bond with the coaches."

The 6-foot-4 250 pound defensive end for Griffin high school was hosted by a fellow defensive end.

"My host was Calais Campbell. I just hung out with the guys. He showed me around the campus and showed me the city. I talked to all the players and asked what they thought about the city, the stadium, and the coaches."

Jackson has also visited the University of Georgia and gave his opinion on what makes the schools different.

"I visited the University of Georgia already. You can not really compare the visits. They are two totally different places. Miami is a really big city. It is always busy and there is always something going on. Georgia is a quiet and country town. It is hard to compare the two, but I had a good time at both visits."

Jackson flew down by himself to Miami . He gave his thoughts on Miami head coach Randy Shannon.

"I like Coach Shannon a lot. At most schools you hardly ever see the head coach around a lot. Coach Shannon is a really cool and mellow man. He spends time with his players. I noticed all the players are really comfortable around him. At other schools players stop talking when the coach walks by, but at Miami the players act natural around Coach Shannon. He is a really good man. He is different from a lot coaches."

Jackson has also had several coaches make in-home visits.

"I have had visits from several coaches. Coach Nix from Miami , Coach Null from Auburn , Coach Smart from Alabama , and Coach Garner from Georgia have all visited. All the visits went well."

Jackson had a productive senior season and solidified his status as a top prospect.

"My senior season went ok," said Jackson . "We went 9-2. The season went well because we did a lot better than people thought we would. So I feel real good about my senior year."

Jackson suffered an MCL sprain at the end of his senior season, but says he is fully healed and ready for the challenge of college football.

"I am not going to play any other sports. I am just working out and getting ready for college. My knee is fine."

Jackson talked about what he would bring to whichever school gains his services.

"I am a very physical player. I love defense. I love to tackle and hit. I am very explosive. I play fast. I go all out on every play. I am just relentless and I love to hit."

Georgia remains the team to beat for Jackson , but he is still considering other schools.

"My top four are Georgia , Miami , Alabama and Florida State . I am visiting Alabama on the 11th of January and I am visiting FSU the weekend after that. I like Miami a lot. I did not do a lot of talking this weekend. I just laid back and observed everything. Georgia is obviously close to home and Alabama has great tradition."

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