Jackson, a 6-foot, 180-pound athlete from Madison (Ala.) Academy, camped at UNC a couple weeks back, where he earned a scholarship offer. He worked out at both wide receiver and cornerback, but the Tar Heels are recruiting him as a cornerback.
"They like my height and athletic ability at cornerback," Jackson said.
Vanderbilt was the only other Division I-A school to offer Jackson a scholarship, but he was receiving significant interest from Auburn.
"I just like everything [about UNC]," Jackson said. "It's been my dream school since I was eight. And I love the coaches there and the atmosphere. And I like the direction the football program is going."
After attending the Tar Heels' camp, Jackson wasn't shy about his feelings towards UNC – it was clearly his leader.
"[During the camp visit] we didn't actually get to sit down and talk with Coach Davis," Jackson said. "So we wanted to [revisit] to do that."
Jackson and his father spent approximately an hour with Davis on Friday afternoon.
"He was telling us about his philosophy and the team and how he runs things," Jackson said. "We talked about education a bit and character and integrity."
Jackson grew up in Wilmington, N.C. where he lived until he was a freshman. Even after moving to Alabama, he continued to follow UNC's football and basketball teams.
"I think it's going to be great [to return to North Carolina]," Jackson said. "That's where I grew up and where all my family is. I think that's where I need to be."