After officially visiting in November, Elk Grove (Cali.) Franklin high school defensive back Lamar Jackson has committed to the University of Nebraska. Jackson is the No. 1 safety out west on Scout.com.
"It was great at Nebraska and was way better than I expected," said Jackson at the time of his visit. "I came in open minded and it left a big impression on me.
"Coach (Mike) Riley is real down to earth and the whole staff reflects that. We all sat together and ate a meal and we all talked, me, Coach Stewart, Coach (Mark) Banker and Coach Riley and they all said I'd be a baller for them."
Jackson has indicated in past conversations with Scout.com that Nebraska is willing to let him start his career at corner, something that has intrigued the 6-foot-2, 210-pound prospect. The Scout.com Top 150 player had offers from schools like USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Arizona, Michigan, Oregon, Oklahoma and Notre Dame.
An Under Armour All-American, Jackson appreciated the atmosphere during his official visit.
"Unreal," said Jackson, who saw the Huskers beat Michigan State. "They fight for their team and their fans. People would come up to me in the stadium and thank me for coming. That stadium is sold out every week. It's a great environment. That fan base is really strong and I really felt it. The community was big there."
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