Brookhaven Lineman Has Early Offer

Yet another outstanding offensive line prospect from the state of Ohio is Mark Jackson out of Columbus Brookhaven. Jackson already sports an offer from Minnesota, and it should be just one of several more to come.

How good is the offensive line group in this coming year's crop of Ohio talent? At least five linemen already carry at least one scholarship offer, and each lineman has one from a Big Ten school.

One of them is big Mark Jackson, a 6-6, 300 pound lineman who was one of the main forces on the state championship Columbus Brookhaven line last year.

"Minnesota has offered," Jackson said. "They like me as a tackle."

There was some word that Jackson had been offered by OSU, but he said that is not the case.

"No, I have not been offered by Ohio State and I was not invited to junior day," Jackson said. 

Jackson may have been the state's biggest center last season.

"I just played center last year," he said. "I had been a guard and a tackle before."

Jackson has good strength to go with the size.

"I am in the weightroom right now," he said. "I am benching 305. My weight is 300 on the nose."

This year, Jackson plans on being busy on the summer camp circuit.

"My only camp last year was Akron," he said. "I will camp at a number of places this summer. I am sure to camp at Ohio State. I don't know where else."

Jackson also gave an update on academics and where he is right now.

"I am taking the test in April and in June. My core is 2.7," he said.

Mark Jackson is one of over a half-dozen linemen who should get offers from all over the country this year. He will likely be one of the top 40 overall prospects in the state.

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