Jackson hauls in first offer

When you have a number of talented playmakers around you as a quarterback, it can be tough to distinguish yourself. That's the quandry that El Camino QB Boo Jackson (6-2, 190) finds himself. With his team putting up huge points early in games he's not putting up huge stats, but recently a Conference USA school came on the scene and liked him enough to give him his first offer.

"Memphis just offered me last Friday," Jackson told JCFootball.com shortly before a recent practice. "Basically, their recruiting coach and I talked and he liked my film and then he talked with their offensive coordinator, coach (Clay) Helton, and they said they liked me a lot and what I could do so they said 'we're going to send an offer out to you' and I think it came today to my coaches."

Memphis might be the first, but they aren't likely to be the last to offer the playmaking signal-caller.

Oregon, Hawaii, Kansas, Boise State and San Jose State have all made inquiries into Jackson's status and film.

"There are some other schools too, but those are the schools that are really recruiting me the hardest," Jackson said.

So far on the season, El Camino is off to a fine start going 5-1 with their only loss to Bakersfield in an epic 33-31 classic.

"We've been doing really well," Jackson said. "I haven't put up many stats, but that's okay because we're winning and when you have backs like Jeremy Francis, Pat Hill and Tavares Pressley how can I complain I'm not throwing it enough?

"I've sorta learned how to become a game manager and just getting my guys set and letting the playmakers do what they do best out there."

Even though he's had limited opportunities to rack up big stats, Jackson has still managed to put up solide numbers going 80 of 123 (65%) for 1,360 yards, 12 touchdowns with only three interceptions.

This weekend El Camino heads on the road to take on Golden West.

We'll have more on Jackson in the coming weeks.

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