Recruiting picks up for Jackson

An athletic defensive end who has seen recruiting start to heat up is Sierra DE Perry Jackson (6-2, 250), a high-motor player who had a solid freshman season for the Wolverines. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented defender recently and he updated us on how recruiting is progressing including which school may be the closest to offering at this point in time...

"Colorado State is really close to offering me," Jackson told JCFootball.com on Thursday evening. "I think I could see one from them in the next few weeks, probably sometime this month, but right now I don't have any offers yet."

Besides the Rams, Jackson said he's hearing quite a bit from all but two schools in the Pac 10 and one seems to like him quite a bit.

"USC and Oregon haven't been recruiting me right now, but everyone else from the Pac 10 is," Jackson said. "Cal is a school that I've actually visited, when they were in spring ball I went up there to check them out and I talked with coach (Jeff) Tedford face-to-face and he told me that I was a guy they really liked and they would be watching me really closely this fall."

As a freshman for Sierra in 2008, Jackson posted over 70 tackles and two sacks from his weakside defensive end position.

"I'm real quick and agile for my size," Jackson said. "This summer I'm all about getting bigger and faster. I've been training at Velocity and they have really helped me increase everything.

"My bench is at 335 and I have my squat at 560 and my power-clean max is at 325.

"I'm also improving my speed. I posted a 4.66 and I think I can get that down even faster this offseason."

Jackson has been hard at work in the classroom since he arrived at Sierra and will be able to sign with a school in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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