Leon Jackson Discusses Possible Willingham Hire

With reports of Tyrone Willingham joining the ranks of the University of Washington, there have been rumors and questions about Leon Jackson looking to take a trip to Seattle and see what the new Husky head coach would be all about. We caught up with Jackson to see just what his thoughts are on the matter.

When you land an athlete the caliber of Leon Jackson, people start to open their ears to any possible rumor or possibility on the table.  With Notre Dame releasing Tyrone Willingham from his duties, there has been reports that Willingham will be taking over the head job at the University of Washington.  A native of the Evergreen State, there was talk of whether or not Jackson would be interested in taking a visit to UW if, indeed, Willingham joins the staff.  "It's not even a factor, I wouldn't even think about them.  That's great news for U-Dub but that's not helping me.  Not even if it was Jimmy Johnson coming to coach," said Jackson.


With another rumor put to rest, Jackson continues to keep himself in top physical condition by playing small forward on the Pasco basketball team.  "I'm just keeping myself in shape playing basketball.  We're 2-0 so far.  We blew the first team out by 20 and last night we had a tough one and we barely beat them by six, they were all like trees, they were so big," said Jackson.  With recruiting staffs calling Jackson whenever a new rumor or possibility comes up, Leon is anxious for February to arrive so he can ink his letter of intent to play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  "Yeah, I can't wait until February gets here," he said.


Leon has also been working diligently in the classroom.  "Grades are going solid, just doing my work and getting it done.  I know I've been keeping my grades up, no complaints from my teachers," he said.  Once Leon arrives in Lincoln, he said that Cornhusker fans can expect a few things from him.  "I'm going to give them my all every time I touch the ball.  I'm a down to earth person, even though I'm going to be a freshman I'm going to try to show a little bit of leadership," said the modest Jackson.  There has even been some talk about Leon contributing as a true freshman.  "Coach Callahan and Coach Jordan talked to me and said if I can keep up with the guys that they expect me to be on the field next year.  They're talking about me at runningback and kick return," he said.

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