Seven offers and counting for CSM's Jackson

One of the top cover-corners in the JUCO ranks this fall is College of San Mateo CB Nate Jackson (5-11, 185). After a big freshman season, the talented corner has garnered seven early offers and more could be on the way. JCFootball.com caught up with Jackson recently and he updated us on where things stand and what he's looking for in the school he ultimately chooses...

As a prep at Terra Nova (Daly City, Ca.) High School, Jackson enjoyed a solid career although he suffered a broken left leg that cost him most of his junior season, affecting his recruiting.

"After I graduated, I didn't really have any schools interested in me, so I was looking at San Mateo and City (College of San Francisco) and I just decided I liked what (CSM) had to offer," Jackson told JCFootball.com. "The coaches here are great and we have a lot of talent, so it really helps get you ready to play at the next level."

As a freshman this past season, Jackson started seven games, posting a state-leading eight interceptions to go along 21 tackles and 13 passes defensed.

"I think I can do it all on the field," Jackson noted. "I can play cover-two, man-to-man, power-press, I feel comfortable doing it all, so whatever a school needs me to do, I feel like I can do it or at least learn how to do it."

On the recruiting front, Jackson already has seven offers and more schools could be getting into the mix very soon.

"I have offers from Oregon State, Washington State, Maryland, Hawaii, Fresno State, UTEP and Kansas State," Jackson said. "I have been hearing a lot from Nevada, Oregon, BYU, Boise State, Texas Tech and San Jose State, but they haven't offered yet."

With all of those early offers, Jackson has a lot of excellent opportunities, but he's in no rush to make a decision.

"I want to take my visits and then decide, probably sometime in December," Jackson noted. "I'm definitely looking at playing time, academics because you never know how things will go as far as football is concerned and just the best opportunity."

Jackson was a full-qualifier out of high school, so he can leave at any time, but he plans to return to CSM and play for the Bulldogs this season and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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