3-star DE Jordan Jackson Poised for Big Spring

Apr. 13 -- Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd defensive end Jordan Jackson is poised for a big spring with coaches coming by his campus...

Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd defensive end Jordan Jackson (6-2.5, 234) has one offer early on, from Hawaii.


But with one of the best offensive linemen in the West on his team, Jackson's close friend Alijah Vera-Tucker, Jackson knows that will be bringing a lot of coaches by the O'Dowd campus this spring.

"Alijah is the best offensive tackle in the West and he makes both of us better and it helps us both to go up against each other," said Jackson.  "Him bringing that attention to the school, that brings a lot of attention to the other players so we know a lot of coaches are going to come by."

One of those schools will be Washington, a program that Jackson has long been fond of and one that has done well at O'Dowd.

Jackson's teammate Camilo Eifler signed with the Huskies in February and his coach, Napoleon Kaufman, was an all-American with the Huskies.

"Obviously Coach Napoleon is a big fan and would love to have a bunch of his guys there, but he's not really pushing Washington, but he does love them," said Jackson.  "I'm excited to go up there in the summer because I've heard a lot of good things about it.  "For me and Alijah and Je'Quari Godfrey, he likes Washington as an option for us.  If I got an offer from them, it's a really great school that I would like to play for."

In the meantime, Jackson thinks another offer could be close.

"I feel like Army will be the next school to offer," said Jackson.  "I've been talking a lot with them."

Montana has also been in steady contact with Jackson and he's also hearing from San Jose StateSan Diego StateUCLA and Notre Dame.

He camped with UCLA last summer as well.

"I know we're gonna visit Washington this summer and then probably San Diego State, San Jose State and UCLA from California and hopefully Hawaii and Montana."

Academically, Jackson has a 3.24 and is taking the SAT this spring.

He'll be at The Opening Oakland next month but with the recent NCAA decision to ban satellite camps, he's having to reset his camp plans.

"With all of the satellite camps going away, I'll have to look at more of which schools I can attend," said Jackson.

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