Jesse Jackson Talks Big Dawg Camp

Petal (MS) High School class of 2014 three-star wide receiver Jesse Jackson talks about Mississippi State after attending the MSU Big Dawg Camp.

  • Name: Jesse Jackson
  • Classification: 2014
  • High School: Petal (MS) High School
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • HT: WT: 6', 203
  • Ranking: 3-star
  • Schools of Interest: Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Southern Miss

  • Jackson has visited Mississippi State several times. His latest visit was to participate in MSU's Big Dawg Camp. And like all the other times he's visited he comes away with the same feeling.

    "Every time I come to State I don't feel like I have to prove anything; I can just play my game," said jackson. "I can go out there and play and not feel any pressure. I think that is the quality that I like the best about State. Some places I don't feel like that. At Southern, I feel like I'm at home, too. As far as Ole Miss, they are kind of new to me."

    While the feeling of being home is one of the things Jackson likes about Mississippi State, there are several other things as well.

    "(Wide receiver) Coach (Billy) Gonzales, from the day he came, it's just the way he talks," said Jackson. "And Dan Mullen puts school at the top of the pedestal. And obviously, that will make football that much better. Their workout program is great. They are here to work. Another thing I like is what they are doing with the facilities, (including) the stadium. I have a great feeling about it. I would say that Mississippi State is still the leader."

    Despite Mississippi State being the leader, Jackson is still not quite ready to pull the commitment trigger.

    "In the back of my mind I know what I want to do but I'm not ready (to commit)," said Jackson, who has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss and Southern Miss. "I want to get out and see other places and make sure 100% that Mississippi State is the school that I would love to attend for four years. I want to visit Missouri, Auburn and whomever else is in the mix. I want to go to those places and compare them (to State), then I'll go from there."

    And when he does commit, his recruitment will be over.

    "When I commit, that's it; there will be no decommitment or anything like that," said Jackson. " I want to do it once and get it out of the way and move on."

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