And the Class of 2014 cornerback from Creekside, Ga., said he wouldn't want it any other way.
"I love Tennessee, personally," Jackson told InsideTennessee. "Everyone is always telling me they could see me in orange. I can't avoid Tennessee talk. It's my dream school I'd say, so I don't really mind."
Playing in a Creekside High School defense alongside Evan and Elliot Berry, the twin brothers of former Vol standout Eric Berry, Jackson says his Tennessee ties goes beyond his admiration of the current Kansas City Chiefs safety.
"Of course, man, I'm a huge (Eric Berry) fan," Jackson said. "My mom loves him, too. It would mean a lot to play where Eric Berry went, but I like Tennessee for more than just that reason."
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete said he is good friends with Cameron Sutton, a current Vol commit for the Class of 2013. Jackson says he and the FOX Sports NEXT three-star cornerback talk about playing with each other on a regular basis.
"(Sutton) is my close friend, he's my brother," Jackson said. "He got that commit and he always be telling me how cool it would be to play together. We could go at each other hard in practice each day...It'd be awesome."
Even though Jackson has not been contacted by Tennessee this year, he visited campus as a fan for last spring's Orange & White game and Tennessee remains atop his list.
"If Tennessee offered me, I'd have to take it," he said. "When I was down on campus I fell in love with the atmosphere. I love it down there, man. You really can't beat that atmosphere. My mom even loves it. She tells me all the time that she can see me in orange and white."
Outside Sutton and his mother, Jackson said his uncle is also pushing him toward Tennessee.
"My uncle went to Tennessee as just a student," Jackson said. "He is always telling me about Knoxville and trying to talk it up. He ends every conversation by saying, ‘Go Vols!'"
Participating in Cam Newton's 7-on-7 All-Stars camp this June in Bradenton, Fla., Jackson said he drew interest from USC and Florida and desires to visit both schools at some point.
Jackson, who believes his style of play resembles that of Tyrann Mathieu's, said Auburn and Vanderbilt have most recently contacted him.
"I just got to work hard and wait, the offers will come," said Jackson, who believes his speed and physicality are his biggest strengths. "But you know what? If I got offers, I don't think my coach would tell me. I'm kind of a cocky corner, he wouldn't want my head to get big."