Jackson likes Pelini's style

Nebraska has had some success in dipping into Florida in the recent years. This year, the Huskers have their eyes on a very physical cornerback. The cornerback was actually offered under the previous staff, but the offer stands under Bo Pelini, which is good. This cornerback actually thinks that he fits the profile of cornerback that Pelini wants and had at LSU before going to Nebraska.

A lot of teams from around the nation have their eyes on Mywan Jackson, a 5-foot-10.5 and 170-pound cornerback with 4.5/40 speed, from Seffner (Flor.) Armwood. The Huskers are one of about 15 teams to offer so far.

"Recruiting is going very well," Jackson said. "I just got some new offers, so things are going very, very well. I am up to 15 offers right now.

"I have offers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa, Iowa State, Central Florida, South Florida, Nebraska, Appalachian State and Middle Tennessee State is really some of the ones that I know."

Jackson is looking at a couple of key things when it comes to picking out a school. Distance will not really figure into Jackson's decision.

"I am looking at the environment and if I can fit in that environment for four years or not. Also, I am looking at the education. Those are the main two things."

"I wouldn't mind staying closer to home, but at the same time I wouldn't mind having to leave either. It's not a big deal to me."

There were a couple of trips that Jackson made in the spring. There are some plans this summer to get out and make some trips, but Jackson isn't sure to where just yet.

"I didn't go to any games. I went to UCF Junior Day and a USF practice in the spring. We are planning on going to a couple of places in the summer, but I am not sure where yet."

What sets Jackson apart from other cornerbacks is his technique and his knowledge of how things work on offense. Jackson is a two-way star and he uses that to his advantage on defense.

"I know that I have good technique as a cornerback. I play quarterback, so I have the advantage of knowing about routes being run and when a receiver is going to make their cuts."

The Huskers showed interest as far back as last spring when they actually offered. The new staff and Nebraska apparently called Armwood to make sure that Jackson knew that he still had an offer.

"I know that they came to my spring practice last year and they said that they were going to offer. I was told by my coach the other day that Nebraska called and said that they offered.

While Jackson lives pretty far away from Nebraska, he knows that Nebraska has a good tradition in football. More than that, he knows that there is a new coach in Lincoln that likes to have physical cornerbacks.

"I like Nebraska. I know that they had some good teams back in the past and they just got the coach from LSU, Bo Pelini. He has a good defense and that is a good thing.

The physical style of playing cornerback suits Jackson just fine. He feels that what Bo Pelini asks of his cornerbacks is something that he is capable of delivering.

"I can fit in. I know that his corners at LSU were very physical and big. I think that I can fit in and play cornerback for him because that is how I like to play."

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