Pompano Beach QB has eye on Spartans

Pompano Beach (FL) Ely has produced its share of great players including former Spartan great Lorenzo White. MSU recently hosted a trio of players from the school and quarterback <B>Carlton Jackson</b>, a dual pass-run threat, liked what he saw. MSU would love to have all three suit up in Green and White next season. Read Josh Clark's story when you <I>Get Inside!</i>

POMPANO BEACH, FL - One of the top dual threat quarterbacks in the south, Carlton Jackson, was scheduled to take his final official visit this weekend to Manhattan, Kansas. That visit, though, may no longer be happening.

"The Kansas State coaches told me last night they are expecting a quarterback to commit to them today," said Jackson. "They told me they'd be calling me back to let me know for sure, but if that quarterback committed then I wouldn't be visiting."

Either way, Jackson is still left with a few options.

"I just returned home this past weekend from Michigan State. I really liked the coaches and the area. They use a quarterback with my abilities well in their offensive schemes. They are probably at the top of my list right now, but Akron and Tennessee State are getting strong consideration, as well," said Jackson.

Jackson had previously officially visited Ohio State, but said he lost interest in the Buckeyes after they informed him they were recruiting him as a defensive back rather than as a quarterback.

As Michigan State goes down the home stretch of its recruiting process, it hopes to find some "diamonds in the rough". Jackson could be just one of those players. MSU would mind having teammates Rodney Etienne and Walter McFadden in Green-and-White as well.

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