Jackson Jeffcoat: Big Shoes to Fill

If you are a football fan living in the state of Texas, Jeffcoat is a name that should definitely ring a bell. After all, defensive end Jim Jeffcoat did help lead the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl victories in the early 90's. His son, Jackson, is following in his footsteps and will be a big time recruit in the class of 2010.

At 6-foot-5, 235 pounds, Jackson Jeffcoat definitely caught some eyes during his sophomore season at Plano West High School. He recorded 10 sacks over the course of the year, earning Second Team All-State honors.

Jeffcoat talked recruiting with IT and displayed plenty of interest in Big 12 programs.

"Pretty much, all the Texas schools," Jeffcoat said when asked if there were any schools he knew he would take interest in once the recruiting process heats up. "Texas Tech, Texas A&M, also Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas."

Despite the interest in the major Big 12 programs, Jeffcoat said that moving away from the Texas area would not be an issue. He also expressed interest in several Pac-10 teams.

"Not too much," Jeffcoat said when asked if staying close to home was important. "I like Arizona State, where my dad played, and USC obviously has a good program. I'm just looking for the best program for me."

Plano West started spring practice last Thursday and USC and Auburn have already stopped by to see just how good Jeffcoat really is. Jeffcoat talked about his strengths as a football player.

"Just speed, going, getting off the ball quickly and not stopping" Jeffcoat said.

Jeffcoat plans on attending several camps this summer but isn't sure where he is headed at this point in time.

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