Jackson On The Cusp

Georgia Military College (Ga.) linebacker JaKevin Jackson is preparing to announce his college decision soon. He breaks down his thoughts on West Virginia and his other finalist, Cincinnati.

JaKevin Jackson has penciled in a date of June 10 to make his college destination known. After researching his offers and interest from several programs, the talented linebacker has narrowed his schools down to West Virginia and Cincinnati.

At West Virginia, Jackson has formed a strong bond with Mountaineers safeties coach Tony Gibson. The two have formed a relationship that extends off the field in conversation.

"I talk to him on a personal level, which is great," he said. "I can come to him about anything, whether it's family problems or school stuff, I can just call him and talk. He just listens, which is nice."

In addition to his relationship with Gibson, the 6-foot-3, 225 pound playmaker feels a sense of security at West Virginia. A couple of his former GMC teammates, Mario Alford and Brandon Golson, are preparing for their first season as Mountaineers.

"Just knowing those guys are up there is nice," Jackson said. "It's makes you feel comfortable having somebody."

"I've asked them about the school, and they tell me how nice it is," he continued. "They told me it was a great school and they wouldn't be there if it wasn't. They're not pressuring me but they let me know it'd be a great place for me."

Though his commitment will be announced soon, Jackson doesn't plan on ending his recruitment there. He plans to take advantage of his summer visiting various programs.

"I plan on making some more visits just to see how other schools are," Jackson said. "But I don't know what those schools are except West Virginia. I'll definitely visit there."

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