Huskies Make Offer To Multi-Talented Athlete

Franklin (Elk Grove, Ca.) ATH Lamar Jackson is a rising star in the ranks of 2016 recruiting class. Washington offered the multi-faceted athlete recently and he told Dawgman.com that it is a program he wants to see up close in the very near future...



"Coach (Bob) Gregory and I have been talking on and off since the end of my (junior) season," Jackson told Dawgman.com. "We have a pretty good relationship that's only gone get stronger. He was one of the first coaches that start contacting me."

Despite Gregory's initial interest, it took the Huskies a while to offer, but when the offer came, Jackson said he couldn't have been happier.

"(Gregory) said I was high on their board and he wanted to offer me a while ago, but I had to improve academically," Jackson said. "Once I got my grades where they needed to be, they offered. I am really excited about it.

"Their program is great. The style of play, I like how they used Shaq Thompson, their uniforms, the new facilities the fact that I would get a top of the line education."

In addition to his offer from the Huskies, Jackson has offers from the likes of Arizona State, Boise State, California, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington State.

"I'm planning a trip up there to check things out soon," Jackson said. "It might be in the summer, but I want to get up there right away, so we'll see if I can work it out. A lot depends on my schedule right now.

"I want to visit all of the Pac 12 schools and see what each one has to offer, so I'm going to be busy this spring and summer."

Pretty much every school recruiting Jackson likes him as an athlete and Washington is no different although the Husky coaches have told him they are projecting him at either safety or corner at this point in time.

"I can play anywhere," Jackson said. "I play corner and safety as well as QB/WR/RB on offense here now, so I can play anywhere.

"I will play anywhere, but I prefer to play somewhere in the secondary."

When it comes to making his decision, Jackson said he's hoping to make his commitment public on television at one of the All-American games and he has been pretty thoughtful on what criteria he will be looking for in the school that he ultimately chooses.

"Coaching, a place where I feel the most wanted," Jackson said. "A home-like feeling and some place I can come in and make a instant impact."

As noted earlier, Jackson played pretty much every "skill" position on the field this past season, going 13 of 34 for 221 yards with three touchdowns and an interception at quarterback while rushing for 577 yards and nine touchdowns from his tailback position and he also hauled in seven receptions for 64 yards and another score as a receiver.

On defense, Jackson totaled 15 tackles while grabbing two interceptions and four pass breakups.


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