Merrick Jackson Lands an offer to Southern Miss

Merrick Jackson of Iowa Western talks about his offer to Southern Miss.

Merrick Jackson is a monster defensive tackle from Iowa Western CC who is having an outstanding start to the season.  The 6'2, 320lb tackle already holds offers to Illinois, Iowa State, Troy, and he just recently picked one up from Southern Miss.

According to Jackson, he's still motivated to continue working and improving as more and more schools come calling.

"I wouldn't say my season has been great so far but its been good," Jackson told

"I think I can do better.  If I got down to 305, which is what I'm trying to do, I think I'd be a better player.  I am going to keep getting better at pass rushing."

Southern Miss was the most recent offer for Jackson.

"They told me they really liked my film and if I came there I would have a chance to start right away," he said.  

He also commented that he's heard a lot of good things about Southern Miss although he's never visited.

"From what I've heard from my coaches and teammates that have visited it is a great school," he added.

Jackson said he has no favorites at this point.

"I would say any school that has offered me is in the running," he said.  "At this point of recruiting I'm wide open to most all schools."

You can check out Merrick Jackson's highlights here: LINK

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