JUCO LB Hearing From Gophers

Fort Scott Community College (Kans.) middle linebacker Marceice "Bam Bam" Jackson has recently started hearing from the University of Minnesota. Bam, as he prefers to be called, updated GoldenSports.net on his recruitment.

"They've been talking about me going on a visit up there," he said. "I believe I have an offer (scholarship)"

Jerry Kill and his staff brought in a handful of commitments after National Signing Day last year and it appears they will look to do the same again this year.

"They want me to visit not this weekend but the weekend after the Super Bowl," he said.

Jackson is a self-described "team-leader" which is something that the Gophers need after the loss of both Kim Royston and Gary Tinsley to graduation. Jackson didn't qualify out of high school in Alabama and will be a junior this fall after attending Fort Scott Community College in Kansas.

One of the deciding factors for Jackson alongside academics and comfort with the program will be playing time.

"Yes, the Gopher coaches think I can start right away."

On the academic front, Bam is majoring in Education and Sports Science so that he can one day be a coach and a teacher.

Besides the Gophers, the 6'3" 240 pound junior college linebacker has offers from "Louisiana Lafayette, Texas State, Memphis and Florida Atlantic."

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