Jackson Comes Back To Town

Former Husker signee Charles Jackson was in town this weekend on an official visit. What were his impressions the second time around?

Lincoln, NE - Nebraska 2011 signee Charles Jackson doesn't have to look far for advice on his current eligibility issues. The former 4-star defensive back can talk with current Husker freshman Braylon Heard, who also had to sit out a year to work on his academic situation.

Jackson was in Lincoln this weekend (official) to watch the Huskers take on Michigan State. By NCAA rules, if a player is not enrolled into a college by October 1st, he once again becomes a recruitable athlete.

So the Jackson family drove from the Houston area to Lincoln on Friday night, a long trip, but one that was considered worth it.

"I had an awesome time. It was better than the first time I went. I think really because I knew more people this time around. I was able to hang out with my teammates and was able to meet a lot of new people. I grew closer with the team and already feel like part of the team," said Jackson to Big Red Report. "People who knew who I was and were surprised that I showed up. I saw the look on some people's faces and they were like ‘oh, that's Charles.'

"I spent time with all the coaches; the message was to keep doing what I am doing. Things do happen and you have to jump over the hurdles in life… I'm just waiting it out – I even talked with Braylon Heard. He said that I just need to hang in there. To keep doing what I'm doing and take one day at a time. I'm starting to realize that everything happens for a reason."

At the moment, the only official visit Jackson has planned was the one this weekend. But, the Klein Oak product does admit that other schools are still recruiting him – something Big Red Report confirmed in the Red Zone last week with Jackson's father.

Jackson's only plans for the future are to retake his ACT, something he needs to rise to please the NCAA.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound CB was ranked the No. 2 CB in the country last year according to Scout.com. He finished his senior year with 73 tackles with three interceptions, despite most teams throwing away from him.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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