Jackson Offered By Pitt

After coming in for a prospect camp earlier this month, and again this past weekend for an unofficial visit, Dane Jackson gets an offer from Pitt.

Dane Jackson was one of the top performers earlier this month at Pittsburgh's opening prospect camp.

As they had done so prior to his camp visit, the Pitt coaching staff kept close tabs on him, with linebackers coach Chris Haering serving as his chief recruiter.

Sunday, after another unofficial visit to Pitt's South Side facilities, the Panthers offered Jackson.

"I had a great time at Pitt the first time, and I've really liked talking with Coach Haering," Jackson said. "He said he was going to keep recruiting me, and he did. I talk to him every week."

Unofficially, he ran a 4.46 40 time, enough to impress the Pitt coaches. Though he worked out on both sides of the ball, Jackson is being recruited at corner.

"They tried me at both receiver and corner, but I have no preference," Jackson added.

A 6-0, 170-pound standout, Jackson had an impressive junior season for Quaker Valley. He doubled as a quarterback and running back, compiling over 2,000 yards of offense. Interestingly, Jackson resides in the Cornell School District, across the Ohio River from Quaker Valley. He attends Cornell, but plays football for Quaker Valley, since Cornell disbanded its football program. In basketball for Cornell, Jackson averaged 27 points a game this past season.

Jackson also highlighted an 8-3 season on the gridiron for Quaker Valley, its best season in 30 years.

He may take his time with his decision, but Pitt is the offer he was hoping for. As of right now, he doesn't have any plans for other camps, and is getting ready for his 2014 season with his team.

"That was a pretty good camp, at corner," Jackson said. "I'm not sure right now, but I think I'm done (with camps)."


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