Jackson talks about commitment

Sierra DE Perry Jackson (6-2, 250) suffered a torn ACL early this season and is redshirting, but that didn't stop him from committing to a Mountain West school after taking a couple of visits. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented defender and he talked about his decision and where he goes from here...

"I committed to San Diego State last week sometime," Jackson told JCFootball.com. "The coaches there were great and I just felt like it was the best situation for me.

"After I got injured, they were the school that just showed me the most love, but every school that offered me was real supportive and said I still had an offer with them."

Early in the first game of the season, Perry tore his ACL and is currently redshirting.

"I guess you could say it's good that I injured it so early since that allows me to redshirt this year to save a year of eligibility," Jackson said. "I was pretty upset about it when it happened, but I got it taken care of (surgically) and I'm rehabbing and I should be ready to go next season."

As a freshman for Sierra in 2008, Jackson posted solid numbers, racking up 70 tackles and two sacks from his strongside defensive end position and he said he plans to do more of the same for the Aztecs.

"I'm going to show up there in the best shape of my life," Jackson said. "I'll have three full seasons to play and I really believe in what they are doing down there, so I think I can come in and help them and we can do something special."

Jackson will sign his letter-of-intent in December and he'll have three years to play three once he steps on campus.

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