Signing Day Decision for Jackson?

Jesup (GA) Wayne County defensive tackle Tre Jackson could be making a decision on signing day although hasn't visited every program under consideration.

Jesup (GA) Wayne County defensive tackle Tre Jackson could be making a decision on signing day although hasn't visited every program under consideration.

"There are some places that are very interested in Tre," said Wayne County head coach Jody Grooms. "He's been formally offered by Florida State, Miami, NC State... Marshall, and I think he's just trying to figure out what's going to be best for him."

Jackson, who had been committed to Georgia Tech for a couple of months before opening up his recruitment last week, has only visited Florida State. He officially visited the Seminoles this past weekend, and Grooms believes that Jackson could be close to reaching a decision.

"I wouldn't be surprised if he signed tomorrow," said Grooms. "I know I spoke with him last night and told him he should go home and do a lot of research about the schools under consideration. He has teammates like Greyson [Lambert] and Ty [McGill] who have visited several schools and they can give him some advice.

"I bumped into Tre this morning and the impression I got was that he could be signing tomorrow."

"I think he's just trying to figure out what's going to be best for him," added Grooms. "I believe he's looking at where he can go in June or July. He's leery of the whole greyshirt deal. He's a very quiet and humble kid."

Wayne County will be holding a press conference at 1:30 at the high school for the signees. Defensive tackle Ty McGill, a NC State commitment, will be signing with the Wolfpack.

"Since Ty is done we'll probably get his letter to NC State early," said Grooms. "With Tre, we're going to give him all the time he needs tomorrow so he can decide for sure about what he wants to do."

Grooms believes whoever inks Jackson will be landing a potential impact prospect.

"He's a big-time player," said Grooms. "He's a lot like Trinton [Sturdivant], who I coached at Anson County, except he's bigger than Trinton was at this age. Tre has very good feet.

"The thing that prevented Tre from being a household name is he had the same injury last year that Trinton had at Georgia so he missed his junior year. I'm telling you, his film, I'll put it up against anybody. He's a player and someone is going to get a real good one in Tre Jackson."

If Jackson picks a program other than Florida State he can officially visit that school after signing day.

While NC State is in contention for Jackson they have already landed McGill, Wayne County's star defensive end. The 6-foot-1, 280-pounder will play defensive tackle at NC State, and Grooms believes he was a big steal for the Wolfpack.

"Ty has got a great first step, and he is a dynamic pass-rusher," said Grooms. "He's an outstanding athlete at the defensive tackle position. He's an athlete playing inside. He's a whole different animal down there.

"I don't care about these stars and rankings and all that. Ty McGill is a great player."


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