Maryland Commit Makes Trip to NC State

We've got the lowdown on FB/LB Cory Jackson and whether his trip to NC State was enough to make a dent in his commitment to the Terps.

Cory Jackson committed to Maryland over the summer, but he's been re-considering his options in recent weeks.

Last week the 6-1, 240-pound prospect from University High School in Morgantown, WV visited Maryland. This week he was in Raleigh and had a chance to talk to the NC State coaches.

"I finally got down to NC State," said Jackson. "There were a lot of delays and I ended up having to drive to Pittsburgh first, but I got there. I didn't have as much time to do everything I wanted to do down there, but it was a real nice trip.

"I saw the facilities, weight room and all that stuff. They were very impressive. I like the field house also. I didn't get to see too much of the campus, but that was okay. I think I've got a good idea of what things are like there."

NC State is recruiting Jackson as a fullback, whereas many other schools are looking at him as a linebacker.

"I'd say my blocking is what could make me a good fullback at the next level. My coach calls me a devastating blocker, but I'm able to get out into the open field and makes things happen too."

So is Jackson still a soft verbal to the Terps?

"I really don't know what my official status is right now. I thought I was sure Maryland was right for me when I committed, but since then I've just wanted to check out all my options. I'm going to have to sit down with my parents and come to a conclusion about where to go. I don't think I'll take any more visits."

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