Three Offers Roll In For Jackson

Iowa Western DT Merrick Jackson received his first three offers over the weekend...



JCFootball.com has been able to confirm that Jackson received offers from Troy, Illinois and Iowa State over the weekend.

The offers are the first three for the talented interior defensive lineman.

While playing both interior positions as a freshman last season, Jackson posted 52 tackles, five sacks, 10.5 tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and an interception.

"No one is pushing me off the line and I can take up double team but I also like to think I win the majority of my (pass-rush) one-on-ones so, I don't know, I'm probably better versus the run, but I can still get to the quarterback," Jackson told JCFootball.com earlier this spring.

Jackson was a sought-after prospect after he finished his prep career at Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville, Il., signing with the home-state school.

"I committed to Illinois out of high school and didn't qualify so they told me I should come to Iowa Western," Jackson told JCFootball.com recently. "I liked the staff here and they get a lot of guys out (to four year programs), so I'm glad I made the choice to come here."

Jackson has been hard at work getting his academics in order and he's on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December. He will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.


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