Will Wisconsin Target Jackson?

One of the Sunshine State's top sleepers, Eddie Jackson had plenty of solid offers to choose from, including an offer from Gary Andersen and Utah State. Now that Andersen is at Wisconsin, could an offer from the Badgers find its way to Jackson?

MADISON - Lauderdale Lakes (FL.) Boyd Anderson wide receiver Eddie Jackson is not one of the most well known prospects in the 2013 class, but his offer list says otherwise. With a top three of Florida State, LSU and Tennessee, many top programs see more in the 6-0, 180-pound receiver than scouts.

"He will probably be deciding on Signing Day," Eddie Jackson Sr. told Badger Nation. "He will start his visits probably in January. We do not set up any visits at this time, (but) I do think he will take all five official visits, though. We are just concentrating on his last game and making sure he has everything he needed. When we go on these visits we are going to be looking for basically a family atmosphere, the coaching staff, education wise, graduation rate and things like that."

The two-star receiver is not an unfamiliar prospect to the new Wisconsin coaching staff with Jackson holding an offer from Utah State. Therefore, could there be a carryover effect with coach Gary Andersen in his recruitment of Jackson to Wisconsin?

"From my regulation, I heard they were asking about him and were interested in him, but I don't think they did offer," Jackson Sr. said. "It is not a sure thing, but I just know they were asking about him. Eddie has been looking up the schools he likes and they have a good offense and everything I have read about them has been good. Definitely he would be interested in a Wisconsin offer. We would visit Wisconsin most definitely. Without a doubt we would visit."

Jackson and his father have a simple goal in mind when trying to find which college is the most suitable for them: education, homely feeling and athletics.

"(The decision) isn't really even about football," Jackson Sr. said. "It is a feeling of the school and where he wants to spend the next four years. (We want) a school where he feels comfortable and has a family-oriented vibe. Academics are my first priority for him … He is a hard worker. His work ethic is off the chains and he is a competitor that likes to win."

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