For Chicago (Simeon High School) quarterback, Jayshon Jackson, he knew his first offer was only a matter of time. And on June 5, the Toledo Rockets extended an offer to the gun-slinger. Jackson, who has been working hard at getting stronger and bigger as a signal-caller says his size is the only weakness he possesses.
The five-foot, eleven-inch, 160-pound athlete was offered by the Rockets at the RAS camp in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
"First of all, I'm happy as I can be and by Toledo being my first offer, it's a special one. With the first coach that believes in me, it brings a lot of loyalty and as far as Toledo, it sounds a lot like home," Jackson added.
Jackson, who has yet to see Toledo, says he will be in attendance on June 19th for the summer camp at The Glass Bowl. Jackson says it has been Coach Candle who has been speaking to the coaches of the Simeon High School standout. The up-and-coming target says he compares his game to Louisville Cardinals' quarterback, Lamar Jackson.
"I just look at how similar our style is, I think my biggest strength is my awareness," Jackson added, despite there not being a relation between the two Jackson quarterbacks.
Toledo Scout will keep you posted on the latest in Jackson's recruitment as interest begins to grow from around the country. Jackson is a speed threat at quarterback and could translate well into a running quarterback at the next level, if he doesn't switch positions.