Recruiting: Jackson is California dreamin

But could the Sooners win out if the talented DE from LaMarque decides to stay close to home?

ED JACKSON, DE, 6'3 ½, 210, 4.7 La MARQUE, TEXAS:

JH: How is your season going?

EJ: We are now 4-2 on the year overall, and we 2-1 in district play. I am playing defensive end and things are going pretty well. I really don't know what my stats are, but the last time I checked I was in the high 30's in tackles with seven sacks after the fourth game.

JH: Are most schools recruiting you still as an outside linebacker?

EJ: Most schools are actually recruiting me as an outside linebacker. It's because of my size that most colleges look at me that way. It doesn't matter where I play to be honest, because I just want to play.

JH: How is recruiting going at this time?

EJ: I am going to set my visits after football season. I am still looking at Iowa, USC, Oklahoma, Houston and Texas Tech. Nobody has really offered me at this time. All of those schools are talking to me, but all of them want me to visit.

Right now my leader is USC. I like the Pac-10 Conference and they are the school that has interest in me there. I have always wanted to go to a school in California. Oklahoma would be my second school right now and they are recruiting me real well. I still talk to Oklahoma every week and I enjoy talking to Coach (Jonathan) Hayes.

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