Jackson to stay committed?

It took him quite some time to see where he would fit in best, but Cy Ridge linebacker Princeton Jackson put an end to his recruitment last week with a commitment to Iowa State. Since then, a turn of events has occurred with coach Gene Chizik making the move to Auburn. Does this in any way affect Jackson's commitment? TexasPrepInsider's Ahmard Vital talked with Jackson after hearing the news…

After flying under the radar for some time, Cy Ridge linebacker Princeton Jackson finally found out where he would best fit in, Iowa State. This commitment came just last week after Jackson went up for an official visit.

Of course a few things have changed in that coach Gene Chizik recently left Iowa State to take over the head spot at Auburn. In some cases, the athletes who are committed will either immediately decommit, or wait to see who will be the next coach.

So where does Jackson stand?

"You know, I don't know it's kind of crazy," Jackson said. "I committed to the program and then two days later the coach (Chizik) goes to Auburn. I don't think it has really sunk in yet."

According to the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Jackson, Chizik was one of the primary reasons for him giving the verbal pledge. But Jackson is not one who will quickly run for the door. He wants to see things through first.

"I talked with my recruiting coach (wide receivers coach Jay Rodgers) and he is supposed to let me know something after the coaches meet," Jackson said.

Either way, Jackson claims for the moment that he will see what happens next. As for his connection to Chizik, apparently they hit it off real well while Jackson was on the visit.

"I like coach Chizik a lot, not only as a coach, but as a person," Jackson said. "I like what he stands for as a person. When he and I talked, I felt as though he already trusted in me. That meant a lot."

So will that trust bring Jackson to the new destination?

""I'm still a solid commit as of now," Jackson said. "That is not to say that things will not change, but for now I am solid. But, Auburn is a good school and I plan to look into it."

Jackson ended this season with 126 tackles, eight sacks, and an interception.


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