Kortlan Jackson Speaks on RU Camp

Jr. OL Kortlan Jackson is a talented player from St. Johns College HS in Washington DC. His ability on the football field earned him All-WCAC honors this past season as well as the opportunity to play varsity football since his freshman year. Kortlan recently attended Rutgers Camp in an attempt to gain some notoriety from the Scarlet Knights.

Apparently, the staff liked what they saw on film and wanted to see what he can do in person. Let's take a look at what Kortlan has to say about his journey.

"I just finished my camp circuit. I visited Rutgers, Villanova, North Carolina, Duke, Syracuse, Pitt, Penn St. and Ohio St. It was a good experience. I feel like I did real good. At the last camp I was at, the Rutgers coaches told me I did a nice job. I did well in 1-on-1's. Coach Flood said that he liked what he saw and I did what I came there to do. He said they only probably had 1 more offer for a lineman, so after they evaluate camp tape, they would make their decision." said Kortlan Jackson.

He continued, "At North Carolina camp, I went against what people were saying is the best defensive end in the country. He's from South Carolina. All of the coaches told me I held my own. I'm a tackle in High school because I'm the biggest guy on my team. I can handle the speed guys and also the big dudes. I basically do whatever my coach tells me to do". Due to his stature at 6'2 285lbs, Kortlan probably ends up playing either guard or center on the next level. Rutgers is looking at him at the center position.

As for his Rutgers impressions, he mentioned, "I like Rutgers a lot. They are a very strong program and I know they would do great things to help my game. I have a real good relationship with Coach Emanuel who is my recruiting coach… even though we got off to a late start. Rutgers is the place I wanna be along with Pitt or Penn St". Both Pitt and Penn St. appear to be recruiting Kortlan although they have yet to actually pull the trigger. So far Jackson has garnered offers from North Carolina Central and South Carolina St.

Take a look at Kortlan in action. He is LT #70:


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