Alec Jackson is from Alabama, but there is a 75 percent chance that he will be heading out of state for college.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound three-star Montgomery (Ala.) Jefferson Davis defensive lineman let that be known on Saturday when he released his top four schools on Twitter accompanied by a message that read: "Wouldn't ever think I would be saying this, but im bless to say that these are the school I'm considering to play the next 3-4 years for!!!"
Jackson is the No. 27 prospect in the state of Alabama and No. 3 at his position in the state. He is the No. 39 defensive end in the country, but Jackson has the potential to play multiple positions on the defensive line. Though he is listed as a defensive end, he was needed to play the defensive tackle and nose tackle positions for his high school this season and could add bulk to play those spots in college.
Jackson took his first official visit to USC last week where he was hosted by fellow Alabama native Velus Jones Jr. The coaching staff not only impressed upon him how he could fit in athletically, but also academically.
“They showed me a great time,” Jackson said last week. “They really explained to me a lot in how the school is top notch in not just football, but in their education too.”
"“USC is one of the top schools I'm considering. They are one of the schools that I would like to go to and play for, so I took that far of a trip. I really am confident in going up there and seeing how the players connect and click with me and all the [other recruits] that was up there.”
Here's some clips from Alec Jackson during a practice in the spring:
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