Jackson takes 'crazy day' in stride

Eddie Jackson is a 6-4, 215-pound receiver for Coffeyville CC in Coffeyville, Kansas and Jackson just made his college decision earlier today, ending a whirlwind tour of official visits and lavish attention by head coaches. In the end, one head coach won out.

"I committed to Coach Neuheisel today," Jackson told Dawgman.com tonight. "I'm going to go out to Washington. It's been a crazy day today, but I'm just chillin' out right now."

Why did Jackson choose the Dawgs over interest from Kansas and West Virginia? "I think it was because of the players I'm going to be playing with, the coaching staff and the surroundings. Don't get me wrong, the other schools brough a lot to the table, but Washington is a big time place. They play at Ohio State next season, which is another big reason I wanted to go there. That's (Columbus) my town. There's going to be a lot of people coming out to check out that game."

Neuheisel was thrilled to bring Eddie aboard. "He was excited," Jackson said. "He was fired up. He told me that he expects me to play as soon as I get there. You don't go after JC guys to sit on the bench. I'm going to come in and do my thing."

Eddie even had time today to check in with a couple of his future teammates. "I talked to Reggie (Williams) and Paul (Arnold) today," he said. "They are really happy for me. I really connected with those guys on my trip."

As soon as Jackson finishes his AA at Coffeyville, he's not going home. "I'm coming straight out in the summertime," he said. In a run-first offense, Jackson still brought down 20 balls for over 500 yards and 4 scores.

Any words for Husky fans, Eddie? "Just be on the lookout for the Dawgs this next season," he said.

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