USF Trying To Keep Jackson Home

Receiving over 35 plus offers from collegiate schools from coast to coast, Tampa Jesuit (FL.) linebacker can attend almost any school he desires to hone his football expertise. With the USF Bulls in Jackson's backyard, the Bulls have made the local star a priority for their 2014 class.

The Sunshine State has always been a hot bed for colleges to come through to fill their prospective needs for their football programs. This year, the Tampa Bay area in Hillsborough County has some major talent attractions and there might not be a more impressive prospect with the combination of size and skill than 6-3, 245 pound Tampa Bay Jesuit (FL.) linebacker, Vincent Jackson.

Gathering offers from coast to coast from the likes of Alabama, Oregon, USF, Notre Dame, USC, Wisconsin and a handful more, Jackson is known to many as a tremendous pass rusher with great size for the linebacker position. With fall season approaching, caught up with the local Tampa star for the latest.

"Everything's been going good, I've been spending time with the team and getting better as a team," Jackson said. "I've been trying to improve my speed and lateral quickness," Jackson said referring to what he's trying to improve on for the upcoming season.

With Coach Taggart growing up in nearby Bradenton, FL, one of his biggest priorities when taking over the Bulls was to snag local talent residing in nearby Tampa. So far in the 2014 class, he's had great success and the talented pass rusher has taken notice. It happens to be that Jackson is very familiar with a few of the 2014 USF commitments and the possibility of playing with them would be very intriguing.

"For sure, I loved playing with the guys I grew up with, like Deiondre Porter, Tajee Fullwood, and Kyle Gibson," Jackson said. "It's a plus for me, it's more of an advantage to have more Tampa guys and stuff, people from the state of Florida coming to play for USF."

Jackson released a top 5 list of schools in the past that wasn't a firm five according to Jackson. got the latest concerning that to see if anything has changed.

"Yeah, but I'm not really releasing it because I'm still working on what schools I'm going to take my five official visits to, so I'm not set on that yet," Jackson said. "No visits are set in stone because I have stuff I have to do personally between testing and stuff. I have to get other things coordinated with the dates of the games. Certain games are at night and during the day time, stuff like that," Jackson said.

Vincent states the one significant factor that will lead the talented Tampa star to his collegiate choice.

"Anything that makes me feel comfortable."

As a Junior, Jackson recorded 62 tackles, eight sacks and nine tackles for a loss.

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