Two stand out for Jackson

The hunt is still on by Nebraska for some athleticism in the defensive secondary. There is a target in the mid-cities area of Dallas that is steadily moving up team's charts and is gaining in popularity. Sitting on close to a dozen offers, this cornerback says that two are standing out the most.

The fall camp has started just in time for the Texas heat to come into play. Kenji Jackson, from Mansfield (Texas), says that's it been hot, but tolerable.

"It's hot," Jackson said. "It's hot, but it's really not all that bad. It's good to be back out on the field and playing football again."

At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Jackson is a load at cornerback. He has that size to support the run and the capability to play tight, man-to-man coverage.

"I would say they way that I help out on run-support. I am a very good tackler and I can come down hill and help out on the run. I would also say that I cover well too. I can definitely hit."

While Jackson says that he is strong in his coverage skills, he says that getting stronger in man-to-man coverage still needs work. Maybe Jackson doesn't need it for this year, but definitely in college.

"I did a lot of one on one this summer. I wanted to get better on my man coverage. The main reason is that everyone is bigger and faster in college. I worked on my quickness too doing a lot of drills."

The recruiting game has changed to some extent when the NCAA took away text messaging. Jackson has been getting an abundance of regular mail and emails from a list list of schools.

"I get a lot of mail from some schools. They contact me still over email and it's not as convenient as text messaging was."

"I am hearing from Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Kansas and Iowa the most. I get the most regular mail and emails from those schools."

Besides who Jackson is hearing from the most, he was able to put together as complete of a list of offers as he could remember. Despite a double-digit offer total, Jackson says there are no favorites.

"Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Wisconsin, Rice, Tulsa, Kansas State, Colorado State, Utah and Arizona are all schools that have offered me. I don't really have a favorite. I need to take a couple of visits."

While there aren't any leaders for Jackson, he did say that a couple of the schools that have offered are standing out to him. Mostly because of the school itself and the recruiting attention he is getting from them.

"While I am not favoring anyone, I would say that Nebraska and Wisconsin really stand out on that list. Nebraska has a really good tradition and Wisconsin had a good defense last year."

The Huskers are co-leaders for Jackson because of their tradition and what he has heard from his coach about Nebraska. He has also spoke to the coach at Nebraska and would like to take a trip there.

"At Nebraska, they always play good defense. I really like that. My coach was telling me about Nebraska and how nice it is there."

"I have spoke to Coach Buddy Wyatt once and he seems like a really nice guy. I would consider taking an official visit to Nebraska this fall."

While Nebraska might get an official visit, Jackson is the closest to setting up an official visit for the home opener in Iowa City.

"I have just about set up an official visit to Iowa in my zero week, for August 31. That's not final yet, but that is when our bye is."


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