On Sunday, Jackson recapped the weekend with Badgernation.com.
BN: You've been down to Madison a number of times for some football games, so what was different this weekend on your official visit?
Jackson: It definitely felt like a vacation. I felt really relaxed there, got all my questions answered about enrolling early and everything was real informative.
BN: What were some of the questions you had answered that put your mind at ease?
Jackson: I just wanted to know about the whole process about enrolling early and everything about classes. I wanted to know more about the physical I have to take when I get up there and what else I need to do to get myself ready.
BN: How excited are you to come up early not just to get started on your rehab but to start diving into the playbook?
Jackson: Yeah, I think coming up early is really going to help me with the transition. I am excited to be up there in the spring when the season over instead of jumping right into things in the summer. I can start learning and get going right away with the team.
BN: On your visit, do anybody get a chance to look at your knee and if so, were they encouraged with how things were progressing?
Jackson: I had a doctor's appointment as soon as I get up there (in January). The doctor that did my surgery wasn't there this weekend, but he looked at it two weeks ago. I am definitely encouraged by my knee. I am probably at about 45 percent. I still can't run yet and the doctors don't want me running until I get up there (to Madison). I am anxious to move forward and I hopefully will be ready to start doing things in spring ball.
BN: Who was your host this weekend and talk about meeting your teammates?
Jackson: My host was Darius Hillary, a cornerback from Ohio. Getting a chance to meet the players, they are all friendly guys. They were a lot of fun to hang around with. I got to talk Vince Biegel a little bit. I've seen him at track meets before, so I know him pretty good. I got to meet D.J. Singleton and Arthur Goldberg. They were really nice to be around.
Jackson: Nothing really changed other than they excited to have me come up early. I am really excited, too. I wish I could go with them to the Rose Bowl, but I'll have to wait.