Jackson Playing Big; Earns Honor

One of the best outside linebackers in the class of 2009 is Richmond County's Justin Jackson. Jackson and his teammates are looking forward to the playoffs which are rapidly approaching. DeaconSports recently spoke with Jackson about his season and the big honor he earned last week.

Justin Jackson and his Richmond County teammates have one more regular season game left before the North Carolina 4-AA playoffs begin. The Radiers are 6-3-1 so far and Jackson feels the team is just hitting their stride.

"We are getting better as the season goes on?, said Jackson. "The season didn't start out like we wanted it to but we are getting better each week. The scout team has been working hard to make everyone better."

Jackson is having a sensational senior year and is proving why he is one of the best in the country. "I don't know all my stats right off hand. I do know I have over 100 tackles so far this season. I think I am playing pretty well but I could do better."

The North Carolina Shrine Bowl coaches have noticed Jackson's skills and they have selected him to play in the event on December 20th in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

"I am excited to be selected for the Shrine Bowl," Jackson said. "Only 44 players get the opportunity to play in the game and I am very excited to do so."

Jackson has been sure to keep up with his future teammates at Wake Forest so far this season and has recently made it to Winston-Salem for a game. "I was at the Duke game last weekend. I was kind of nervous for a while but we were able to pull it out. I may make it back for one more game this season. I also still have my official left to take."

There is no doubt the Wake Forest coaches and fans are happy to have Justin Jackson on their side. Jackson is a fierce competitor with a great combination of size, speed, and overall football skills. There is little doubt that Jackson will be a high impact player at Wake Forest.

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