Jackson eyes one more visit

After Maryville senior Dylan Jackson announced December 16th he was no longer committed to play football at the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt coaches began trying to get the 6-foot-6, 250-pound defensive end on campus. This weekend he'll do just that and take his official visit to Nashville.

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“I have decided to go down to Nashville this weekend and take a peek at what they have going on," Jackson told VandyMania.com. "You know, they were the very first school to offer me back in my sophomore year. I like Coach Mason and Coach (Frank) Maile on the defensive and would like to take the trip (to Vanderbilt) to get a better feel for how they're doing things over there."

Jackson made a verbal pledge to the University of Tennessee in January of 2014, but decided to open his recruitment back up in December. LSU and Stanford were thought to be the front-runners after he took official visits to both schools last fall, but the January visit looks to put the Commodores squarely in the mix.

"I'm not sure what is on the table with my decision," Jackson stated. "I know that education is first, but I feel like anywhere I go I'll make the most of the educational opportunities at that college. I'm going to take the Vanderbilt visit this weekend and then see. After that I don't have anything else lined up at the moment. I'm really hoping to have (my decision) made by Signing Day just so I'll go into the day knowing where going and not have to stress about it."

Jackson, a AAA Mr. Football finalist this season and an all-state selection, helped Maryville to three state championships in his four years at the school. In addition to Vanderbilt, Tennessee, LSU, and Stanford, Jackson holds offers from Alabama, Duke, and Northwestern.

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