USF in top two for 3-star Georgia OT Jackson

Colquitt County's Octavius Jackson, a 3-star offensive lineman from Moultrie, GA was one of the top o-line prospects at the USF SuperBull this past weekend. The 6-foot-4, 295 pound prospect, who has been raking in offers talks about the camp, names his leaders, and where the Bulls stand.

Offensive lineman Octavius Jackson plays for Georgia powerhouse Colquitt County, a perennial play-off team.  The 3-star offensive lineman has been acquiring offers this spring and this past weekend took a trip to USF to compete at the USF SuperBull and was one of the top o-line prospects at the camp.

The USF camp was pretty good, and I really like the environment here," said Jackson. "The campus is beautiful and they have a lot to offer me if I decide to come here."

Due to arriving late and the weather the Georgia lineman wasn't able to take the full tour, but liked what he saw.

"No sir I wasn't able to take a full tour of the campus, but I would like to," said Jackson. "Because from I did see, it's very nice, big and spacious, and there's lots of stuff to do."

The 3-star prospect rated the 73 best offensive tackle in the country by Scout did get to work out on the Bulls practice complex and was more than impressed.

"The facilities are real nice, I mean real nice, the practice complex, everything its one of the best football facilities I've been on ever, point blank period. It's nice here," said Jackson. "For a newer school that's coming up, it's top notch and beautiful here."

The 6-foot-4, 295 pound prospect liked how he did and felt he came out of the Bulls camp a better lineman.

 "I think I did pretty well and I liked how they ran the camp," said Jackson. "I also learned a few things while I was here and that was good."

The standout o-lineman enjoyed getting to work with Bulls offensive line coach Steve Shankweiler and liked what he heard from the staff.

"The coaches said they liked how I carry myself, my demeanor and my athletic ability," said Jackson. "They also liked my ability to learn stuff quickly, because I got here late and was able to pick up stuff just like that."

 "I've got to know the offensive line coach and he's a very good coach. I was able to learn from him very easily and picked up things from him just like that," said Jackson. "If I decide to come here, he's a big reason why'd I go to USF."

After a standout spring, Jackson, who claims 7 offers including ones from South Florida, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, UCF, Middle Tennessee, and Temple, said he has a few schools that are sticking out to him.

"USF and Vandy are standing out," said Jackson.  "Those two are standing out mainly due to location. Tampa is one of the best cities to be in, there's so much to do here, and with Vandy, who doesn't like Nashville.

Fresh off his visit to Tampa, Jackson talked about what puts the Bulls among the top for him.

"USF has a nice campus, great facilities and I really like the coaching staff," said Jackson. "They're young, but they're a program that's definitely on the rise."

Jackson said he doesn't have an exact timetable for when he want s to make a choice.

"No sir, I'm just letting it flow right now," said Jackson. "I liked to make it before the season starts, sometime this summer, but we'll see."

The Colquitt Standout does know some of the factors he's looking at in making his choice.

"A school has to have good academics, and that's very important to me. Then the tradition of the football team and the school has to be on point," said Jackson. I also like to be at a winning football program. I want to go where I have a chance to win and also a chance to start at left tackle.

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