RECRUITING: Duncanville DB liked trip to Norman

Duncanville cornerback Eric Jackson enjoyed Norman, including a chance to wear Bob Stoops' NC ring


Jackson is a free safety in high school, but college recruiters love him as a big corner. Eric's father - Roderick Jackson - played corner in college and Jackson certainly has his ability as well.

Considered one of the top 30 players in Texas, Jackson will be a starter for the second straight year. Jackson worked at free safety as a junior and finished with 70 tackles, two caused fumbles and one interception on the year. (Jackson had to take a call from Nebraska for a few minutes and then our conversation resumed). Jackson will add kickoff return duties this year and he will also play some at wide receiver.

Jackson has never attended summer football camps and may not go to any this year.

"I might go to camps at Texas and OU because they are close to home. I am looking at Florida, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas and Texas A&M as my five favorite schools," said Jackson.

"I really don't have a favorite school at this time. I like Norman a lot. I went up to Norman a couple of weeks ago for the spring game. Bob Stoops had me go up to his office and I got a chance to try on his national championships rings. He told me that he liked how I played and that he liked my coverage skills. I have also been to Texas and Texas A&M. Both of them are real nice and I like both them a great deal."

Jackson admits that he would like to go to a program where he can play early, but that could mean as a redshirt freshman. Jackson says a combination of zone and man coverage is what he likes to play.

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