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The Wake Forest coaching staff would like to add a defensive end to their 2010 class and one of their top targets seems to be Tim Jackson. The 6'4, 215 pound prospect out of St.Petersburg, Florida recently spoke to DeaconSports about his recruitment and what he is doing to prepare for the '09 season.

Tim Jackson is a sensational looking defensive end prospect and plenty of colleges have taken note. Last season, Jackson had close to 50 tackles and 8 sacks and is currently working hard to have an even better senior season.

"I have been to three camps so far," said Jackson. "I have camped at FIU, South Florida, and last weekend I went to a camp at Florida. I have also been working out with my teammates and trying to bring some leadership to our team. Two weeks ago, we had a new coaching staff come in. We have had four different staffs here since I was a freshman which is tough. I am just trying to be a leader for my teammates."

Jackson has a variety of skills that he utilizes from the defensive end position. He has good quickness and speed with impressive strength to go along with it. "I like to play fast. I come off the ball quickly and have good speed off the edge. I am also tall and rangy and deceptively strong."

Jackson has 15 offers at this point but admits a few schools seem to be recruiting him the hardest at this point. "Right now, Stanford, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, and Auburn seem to be recruiting me the hardest."

When asked what he though about the Wake Forest program, Jackson responded, "Wake has a real good program. It is a nice private school with good academics. They play in the ACC which is a very evenly matched conference. They are known for their defense and getting turnovers. That is very appealing."

Jackson reports a 3.71 GPA to go along with a 1620 score on the three-part SAT. Academics are very important to him and his family and will be a major factor in where he goes to college. There are also other factors Jackson will be looking at. "I am looking at a school's tradition and prestige as well. I also want a chance to win a ring as a conference champion or a national champion. I am looking for a team on the rise that can compete every year."

Jackson plans on majoring in nutrition or sports management in college.

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