Four early offers for Jackson

When last we spoke with Sierra DE Perry Jackson (6-2, 250), he was still waiting to haul in his first offer. However, the spring was good to the talented pass-rusher and he now has four offers to his name and more could be on the way. Read on to get the latest…

"I got offered by four different schools," Jackson told JCFootball.com recently. "I got offered by Utah, San Diego State, Iowa State and Colorado State and there were a bunch of other schools in to watch our spring practices so I have more looking at me.

"Arizona State and Oregon State both talked to my coaches and told them they liked me and my head coach (Jeff Tisdel) thinks they might be close to offering, but at this point they haven't offered me yet."

Jackson said the offers have motivated him this summer to get even better.

"For some guys that might mean they say to themselves ‘ok, now that I can go play D-1, I'm going to take it easy', but that's not me," Jackson said. "This just makes me want to work harder and get that much better because I have faith in myself I can play anywhere, but I have to get better every day and show these coaches how hard I'm going to work for this."

Jackson also has visited Cal and said they are another school that has expressed interest.

"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," Jackson added.

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 is on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll continue to track his progress and update things as they change.

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