Amarillo defensive tackle Ivory Jackson, who committed at the beginning of June, is one of six defensive recruits the Red Raiders have hauled in this month and noine overall this class.
“Dreams do come true,” said Jackson about becoming a Red Raider.
Jackson said playing college football is something which has been on his mind as early as second grade and that it feels great to play for a team he has always really liked.
After committing to Texas Tech, Jackson made a trip to Lubbock with two of his friends for their football camp and got to hangout with quarterback commit Jett Duffey, the current d-line guys, and coaches.
“Just like I tell everyone, it’s [Lubbock] just home,” Jackson said.
“It [his day at the camp] was great. Getting to see how coach Smith coaches and the way he interacts with his players. It was awesome,” Jackson said.
Both coach Mike Smith and Eric Morris have built “a very close bond” with Jackson and are a big factor in his decision to play at Tech.
“That’s a relationship you can’t describe, but you know is right. Big brother, little brother. Amazing feeling being around those guys,” he said.
Standing at 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds, Jackson said he will use his strength to help the defensive line clog holes, rush the passer and whatever else needs to be done to help the team win.
He added when he does step on that field, it will be in front of one of a “ridiculously amazing” fan base, which will be a blast to play for.
Jackson is planning on making another visit to Lubbock with his mother on July 17th.
Stay tuned to RaiderPower.com for all the latest on his recruitment.