Jackson Is Ready to Go

Jesse Jackson was one of the hot names in Mississippi early on. A summer of trips and offers had Jackson considering all options. The talented wide out pledged his college allegiance to Mississippi State early in his senior year with a promise to end the recruiting process. Jackson held true to that pledge and recently took his only scheduled official visit to Mississippi State.

Jesse Jackson profile

"I had a great visit," said Jackson. "Shelby Christy was my host and I was really impressed with him.

"He is a really intelligent guy and he told me all about what to expect and what to prepare for.

"It enjoyed getting to know him and it was an important part of the visit.

"I just felt like I had a bond with him and everybody else."

Jackson reports those feelings of togetherness extended to his fellow official visitors.

"This was really the first time that all of us were together and it was great," said Jackson. "Being around guys like Gerri Green and Brandon Bryant and the rest of the commitments was a great experience.

"I know we all haven't known each other that long, but it feels like we all went to high school together or something.

"Just having the chance to be together on campus was a lot of fun."

The group had the chance to spend a lot of time on Saturday afternoon at the home of Dan and Megan Mullen.

"I really liked Coach Mullen's house," said Jackson. "I couldn't believe how big it was.

"We had a great time that afternoon and we just sort of had a family atmosphere.

"That was one of the best parts and then going out with the players."

Before making the drive home, Jackson and his family had the chance to sit and visit with Mullen and discuss the future.

"Coach Mullen talked with me about my knee and he's really leaving everything up to me," said Jackson. "He told me that if I felt like I needed to redshirt then I could do that.

"If I felt like I was ready to play, then I could play this season.

"He says that he doesn't want to rush me back or put me out there before I am ready.

"That made me feel good and I am just working to get better.

"We'll just see how things go over the next few months."

With his official visit now over, Jackson reports that he could not be happier about his decision to attend Mississippi State.

"I am 110% committed," said Jackson. "I was ready to sign before I left.

"I know I made the right decision and there is no doubt that on February 5th that I will be signing with Mississippi State."

Gene's Page Top Stories