Jackson back from visits

Eddie Jackson is a 6-4, 215-pound receiver from Coffeyville, Kansas, and Jackson has really been racking up the frequent flyer miles. With official visits to West Virginia and Southern Mississippi, Eddie headed to the Northwest, with another stop in Indiana before his week was complete.

"It was good," Jackson told Dawgman.com tonight about his official visit to Washington. "I liked the players, the scenery, the coaches, the campus, everything about it. It was way different than what I'm used to, but that's a good thing."

Eddie enjoyed spending time with the Husky players. "Khalif Barnes was my host, but I also hung out with Reggie Williams and Paul Arnold," he said. "Reggie was a real cool person. He was excited for me and wanted me to come there. He told me that I could play on the field right away with him and Paul, kind of like the Florida trio they already have there ( Alexis, Anderson and Frederick)."

And the highlights? "I did get a chance to see the Oregon game, but we left at halftime," he said. "I heard they beat Oregon though, so that's good."

Eddie got a chance to talk to Rick Neuheisel about his plan for the junior college receiver. "When I talked to Coach Neuheisel, he was all about me coming in and playing right away," said Jackson. "He said that they like the position guys they have right now, but that I could be another impact player for their team."

Jackson admits that Neuheisel was not quite what he expected. "He's a really cool person," he said. "He's a lot different than I thought he was. I thought he was more of a Mike Ditka-type, a real disciplinarian, but he's cool. He's like your big little brother. He's like another one of the players."

Jackson took off Friday and just returned to Coffeyville after spending 48 hours with the Boilermakers. "It was a good trip too," he said. "Man, they sling the ball, just like all the other schools do. They want me to come in and play. They have a scholarship on the table waiting for me."

Eddie is not completely sure of a timetable for a final decision, but this week is looking awfully good for him right now. "I think I'm going to make up my mind soon, probably on Friday," he said. "But I'm also going to be taking my trip to Kansas too this next weekend, at least that's what my plan is. I'm going to talk to my coach about it tomorrow. It's up to me."

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