Jackson Still Holding Hope for Spartans

Terrell Jackson may not be one of the better known prospects in Ohio for the class of 2012, but that hasn't stopped the defensive lineman from holding out hope Michigan State shows late interest.

This past summer found Terrell Jackson holding double fisted offers from many programs in the Mid American Conference and Duke. A high academic prospect, Jackson looked to open the eyes of Michigan State coaches with his performance during summer camp.

While the Spartans talked positive with the 6-foot-2, 260-pound Jackson, they had higher profiled prospects in their sights.

With a couple of those targets having pledged elsewhere, Jackson remains hopeful the Spartans come calling.

On Friday night, Jackson and his Marion-Franklin (Ohio) teammates were hoping to advance to the Division Two state championship game.

Spartan Digest spoke with Jackson following his team's tough loss to Trotwood-Madison.

"It was a heck of a season," said Jackson. "We went through a lot of trials and tribulations this year. I'm so happy we made it this far, and we made sure it was a hard fought game tonight."

With his senior season now behind him, Jackson knows it's time to get down to the business at hand with recruiting.

"I'm still hoping for some Big Ten teams to come in," said Jackson. "I still have some great offers from Buffalo, Toledo and other MAC programs and Duke. I'm also hearing from Minnesota and a little from Wisconsin. If Michigan State would come in they would be one of my favorites."

While the Spartans looking at Jackson late is a long shot, he did open a few eyes in camp with his overall performance.

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