Jackson Hoping to Visit

Gainesville (FL) Eastside standout Sir Jackson is hoping to visit NC State this summer.

Sir Jackson was recently named The Gainesville Sun's big school athlete of the year and for good reason. A three sport standout, Jackson stars in both basketball and track but it's football that has college coaches interested.

As a junior, Jackson played receiver and quarterback and finished the year with 412 yards rushing, 555 passing yards and 184 receiving yards to go along with nine touchdowns.

To date the rising senior lists scholarship offers from NC State, Florida International, Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee State in addition to interest from Duke and Georgia Tech.

Sir Jackson plans on taking a hard look at NC State between now and Signing Day but he's not ready to list any favorites.

That's the word from the Gainesville (FL) Eastside athlete. Most schools are recruiting Jackson as an athlete, while some have specified either wide receiver or defensive back. What position he projects to play at any given school isn't likely to be a decisive factor in Jackson's decision.

"First is education," Jackson pointed out over the weekend. "Then I'll look for the school that gives me the best opportunity to play at the next level."

Regardless of position, he added again.

The 5-11, 180-pound athlete has stayed close to home for the most part this summer. He visited Florida, Florida State, FIU and FAU in June. This Friday he will be at Georgia Tech.

Jackson is hoping to make a trip north to Raleigh to check out NC State sometime, since the Pack has offered.

"I got an offer from NC State in the spring," he explained. "I get letters from them every now and then but that's about it.

"I've been talking to Coach Kitchings. I talked to him when they offered and then once in the spring. I was planning on going up there and I really like NC State but I'm also just weighing my options and seeing if I can get some more offers."

Jackson said he wants to take his official visits in the fall but he probably won't set those up until his season begins.

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