During his junior year, Jackson averaged 10.1 yards per carry and finished with 1,300 yards and 30 total touchdowns. Jackson said that, while he likes running back, he doesn't mind getting recruiting attention as a wideout, and if that gets him on the field first, then he's fine with being a pass-catcher over a ball-carrier in college.
And Jackson is receiving a good amount of attention. Jackson has two scholarship offers so far, from Boston College and Oregon State. Jackson said the entire Pac-10, except USC, is recruiting him, along with Hawaii, Texas, Minnesota, Iowa and Idaho.
As or right now, because of the two offers, Jackson said BC and OSU are his current leaders, but the Oregon Ducks have a very good chance to supplant that lead. "Oregon is the school I'm really looking at," said Jackson. "They haven't offered me, but they said they wanted to make sure I'm what they need. They haven't had a lot of success with in-state recruits lately. They've mostly had lineman."
Jackson, an Oregon-bred kid, also admits that he had one out-of-state school as a childhood favorite. "I grew up a UCLA fan, and they've always been my favorite school," said Jackson. "I'm going to try and go down there this summer."
So, what if everyone on his list offered him a scholarship? "I prefer to stay in the Pac-10 though. I grew up watching all of the Pac-10 schools," Jackson said "If my offers came from Oregon and UCLA, I'd go to Oregon. That's where my dad wants me to go. If Oregon offered me, I'd probably commit."
He is scheduled to attend the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles next month and then a week later, the Stanford Nike Camp. He'll also take an unofficial to Cal when he's in the Bay Area.
During his junior year, Jackson averaged 10.1 yards per carry and finished with 1,3000 yards and 30 total touchdowns.
Academically, Jackson has a 3.0 GPA and took the SAT on April 1st.