Jackson had an impressive season at Fork Union. "I came out pretty good. I had five picks and a couple tackles. I had pretty good return yardage," said the modest Jackson. Fork Union played junior varsity teams from Army, Navy and Virginia Tech and other prep schools. During the season Fork Union lost to its rival Hargrave Military Academy, 28-16.
Kareem will compete in an All-Star game in Shreveport, La., later this month.
Despite reports in some South Carolina media outlets, Jackson claims that he is still solidly committed to Vanderbilt. However, while Jackson is fully qualified by NCAA standards, he is trying to raise his ACT score a couple points to meet Vanderbilt's more rigorous admission requirements. The fleet footed Georgian is expecting to receive his test scores over the next day or two.
Jackson is confident that he'll make a qualifying score for Vanderbilt. However, if he does not he has a host of schools that have offered him including division I-A Bowling Green, Connecticut, Temple, New Mexico State, Ohio, and Akron. I-AA Chattanooga, Georgia Southern, James Madison, Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky have also offered. Tennessee and Clemson recently entered the picture too although neither has offered.
Jackson says if he qualifies for Vanderbilt he'll most likely report in August with the other incoming freshmen because it's too late for registration. If he does not make a qualifying score for Vanderbilt he'll very likely attend one of the other schools that have offered him.
For now, Jackson will enjoy the holidays and work out twice a day. Jackson has a part time job at a shoe store to help keep him busy.
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