If the Maryville (Tenn.) High School standout is to be a Volunteer, the staff in Knoxville must hold on for three months more.
Jackson, who committed to Tennessee on Jan. 16, maintains he's going to be a Volunteer officially on National Signing Day and enroll on Rocky Top in Summer 2015.
The Scout three-star prospect and No. 112-ranked defensive end in the nation is a leader for a Maryville (11-0) team ranked No. 20 nationally by Scout and looking to win its second straight TSSAA Class 6A state championship this winter.
See more from the Rebels senior by clicking play on the InsideTennessee video interview below:
Dylan Jackson video interview