Yesterday, we had a report on big-time offensive lineman Ronnie Wilson of Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely and how he is scheduled to take a trip to Ohio State this weekend. Also scheduled to be taking in the game is Wilson's teammate, QB/ATH Carlton Jackson.
If Jackson and Wilson are to see the game this weekend, they will have to hope Mother Nature cooperates. Right now, mammoth Hurricane Frances is projected to slam right into the Florida coast, and it could impact things this weekend.
We talked to Jackson this morning, who already has had school and his game cancelled.
"We're back in school but we're off today because of the hurricane," he said. "The game's definitely off. We're not playing tomorrow. The plan is Ronnie and I are still coming up Saturday."
Jackson said he has a written offer from Ohio State and has also received offers from Syracuse, Akron, Central Florida, Miami (Oh), and Central State. He said he was "set on academics," and like Wilson, Jackson hopes to enroll in college early.
"That's the plan," he said.
What's going to be the main factors in his decision?
"It's going to be the academics and the community. I want to be comfortable where I'm going to be spending the next 4-5 years."
Jackson says he has not yet taken trips to any schools and that Ohio State will be the first school he checks out. Has he planned to check out any other schools yet?
"Not yet," he said. "Not any others."
Jackson stands at 6-3, 195 and has been clocked at 4.5 in the 40. Those measurements suggest he could play multiple positions, but what is Ohio State looking at him as?
"Ohio State has talked to me as an athlete, but I get a first shot at quarterback," Jackson said.