Panthers Land Camp Standout

The senior have come and gone through camp at the university of Pittsburgh. Not a lot of offers were extended, but one has paid off as the panthers have just secured a verbal from the fastest player at the camp.

Buddy Jackson spent almost five days in Pittsburgh with his parents and now he is sitting at the Pittsburgh International Airport as the newest commit to the Panthers Class of 2007. the Cypress Bay, Fla. speed demon just left campus, where he gave the Panthers staff his verbal pledge.

"They offered yesterday and I decided today to accept it," Jackson said. "I felt comfoprtable there. My parents said it felt right and so did I. They knew that the coaches here would take care of me. I really liked the coaches and the campus was beautiful."

The fact that the Panthers share facilities with the Pittsburgh Steelers did not hurt their cause either.

"Everything is state of the art," he said. "You know sharing with the Steelers they have top of the line everything. The facilities are great. I went to Heinz Field and it was unreal."

Recruiting in Florida is never easy and often times it is never over until signing day, but Jackson say's theres no need to worry with him.

I made my decision and I am a man of my word," jackson explained. "I am going to stick with it."

The 6-0 and 160-pound cover corner felt relaxed around the bevy of Florida players at Pittsburgh.

"That helped a lot," he said. "I knew a few of the guys from playing against them and i met a lot more here. They all told me about adjusting to the weather and everything, they were real helpful."

Jackson is getting ready to catch a flight back to Weston, Fla., where it's celebration time.

"We are having a celebration as soon as I get home," Jackson said. "My family is very excited for me."

Jackson showed exceptional cover skills at the camp, he is a big corner with very fluid hips. As soon as he fills out his body, he could be very special. He blew everyone away on Monday when he ran a 4.31 at camp. Anthony "Buddy" Jackson was recruited by Charlie Partridge


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