2011 OL Makes an Early Commitment

Miami is having an excellent recruiting season for the class of 2010 and on Friday night they kick started their 2011 efforts with a commitment from one of the state's premier offensive line prospects.

Vero Beach offensive lineman Marcus Jackson pulled the trigger for the ‘Canes tonight.

"Miami is the school I've always loved and always dreamed about going to ever since I started playing football. They came to my school back in the spring and watched me practice and offered me a scholarship and I knew at that time that it was the school that I really wanted to go to ."

"I went down for their camp over the summer and then went to a few games this season to get a real good feel for what it's like down there."

Jackson, who claims written offers from Miami, South Carolina, and FIU, explained why he decided to commit to Miami now.

"I wanted to go see a few other schools to see how they compared to Miami. I went to Florida and it just didn't seem like the same. I didn't get the same feeling that I got with Miami. I knew from that point on where I wanted to go. I wanted to wait a few months to see if that feeling changed at all and it hasn't. I want to be a Hurricane."

Jackson is being recruited by assistant coach Micheal Barrow and he talked about his relationship.

"Coach Barrow is a real cool dude and I have a good relationship with him and I think he's a great person. I talked to him tonight about my commitment."

Jackson, 6'4" and 295 lbs, will be one of the state's top offensive line prospects for 2011, so it's a big early commitment for the ‘Canes. Jackson talked about what he does best as a lineman.

"I just go out and try to be as physical as I can. I hustle, and I just try to play harder than everyone around me."

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