During the Rutgers-Michigan State game, there were over 3,000 high school players in attendance. Some of them are among the best players in the nation. One of those players was Rashawn Jackson (RB/LB 6'2"-260lbs, 4.6 forty) from St. Peter's Prep. Jackson is one of those players who has the ability to play numerous positions and excel at any of them. He left the Rutgers-MSU game impressed by the performance of the Scarlet Knights, the facilities, atmosphere and the crowd. He only left with one negative - Rutgers did not blow MSU out. He felt that they had many opportunities to put the game out of reach due to the number of red zone attempts. He stated that " they needed me in the backfield" for those situations.
Although Jackson is a big back, he views himself as a Brian Leonard on offense due to his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield along with his speed and power. On defense, he regards himself as an Berkeley Hutchinson.
The Rutgers victory provided evidence to their improvement. However, he still has Rutgers and Virginia deadlocked at the top of his list. Since Temple is the common opponent for both teams, he views the game as a barometer of Rutgers talents vs. those of Virginia. Although he states that Rutgers does not need to blow them out, but a loss will create some questions.
Jackson has only scheduled one visit
for his finalist, which is Nebraska on December 10th. Visits to his other four
finalists (Tennessee, UVa, Rutgers, and Florida) will be scheduled during the
next few weeks.
However, he will take a number of unofficial visits during the season to experience the game day atmosphere at various schools. They are as follows:
He plans on making a decision before the national signing day.
Stay tunned for additional updates.
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