The 6-foot-3, 275-pound rising senior said the Red Raiders offered him about 3-4 weeks ago and had been recruiting him for a while prior to that. He added that Texas Tech offensive coordinator Eric Morris is leading his recruitment.
"Coach Morris and I have built a great connection," Jackson said. "We talk like 1-2 times a week."
Jackson said Tech wants him to play the 3-technique (defensive tackle lined up on outside shoulder of offensive guard), but they also want to move him around the defensive front to take advantage of his skills.
The first-team All-District 2-6A performer said Tuessday he likes what he's hearing from Texas Tech so far.
"I love the program and the school. I think it's one of the best," Jackson said. "Where Tech sands is one of my top three."
Jackson said he plans on visiting Texas Tech either Mar. 29 or the following weekend. He added he hasn't visited the campus as a recruit yet, but has made the short trip south to Lubbock for games in the past including most recently against Oklahoma and Kansas State.
While Lubbock's close proximity to Amarillo is something Jackson said he likes about Texas Tech, it's not a factor in his decision.
The other two schools in Jackson's top three are Big 12 rivals Kansas State and Kansas. Jackson said he liked the Wildcats because he "love the coaches and how much of a family they are". The Jayhawks were the first to offer him a scholarship.
Other schools who are showing an interest, but have yet to offer Jackson are Arkansas, Missouri, UCLA and Utah.