Pack Pride first introduced RB Colby Jackson of Trinity Christian in Dublin, Ga last week after NC State had offered him a scholarship a week prior. The bruising back has rushed for over 1,800 yards this season and put up 31 touchdowns while leading the Crusaders in tackles with 70.
This past weekend Jackson had a chance to make the trip to Raleigh to check out the Wolfpack in person and the visit didn’t disappoint.
“Me and my parents came up and we got there about noon,” said Jackson. “We had a chance to tour the weight room and then go upstairs (in the Wendell-Murphy center). It was extremely nice. I loved it.”
The 6-2, 225 pound back then had a chance to watch NC State’s thrilling come from behind victory over Virginia. Jackson said he came away impressed with the entire Wolfpack program.
“It was a great place and I really liked that they offer all the majors that I’ve been looking at because my number one factor is education. I’m planning to major in physical therapy.
“I think that football program is ready to take off and it’s definitely a situation as a football player that you want to be a part of.”
While in Raleigh, Jackson had a chance to speak to head coach Tom O’Brien and close friend Thomas Barnes.
“I had a chance to speak with coach O’Brien briefly before the game and he seemed like a great coach. I talked to Thomas after the game was over. He talked about how it was a great place and was really coming up and that was what you want to hear.”
Jackson is also hearing from Louisville, Air Force, Georgia Southern, Auburn and Georgia and for now, doesn’t have any favorite schools.
He plans to make an official visit to NC State in January.