Southwestern DE says yes to Nevada

Southwestern DE Jared Jackson (6-6, 245) is a raw prospect with a huge upside and after mulling things over for two months, he decided to commit to Nevada, the only D-1 school to offer him, last week. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented pass-rusher and he updated us on why he chose to call an end to his commitment…

"Nevada was it for me," Jackson told JCFootball.com Tuesday night. "I mean, they were just it. They fit me perfectly, they were on me from the beginning and they believed in me and what I could do.

"I'll go there and be a guy they can use off the edge and get pressure on the quarterback and as I learn the position a little more, the coaches there think the sky is the limit for me."

Jackson visited Nevada back in early October, but waited a while to see what else was out there.

"Going to Reno was great," Jackson said back in October. "I was there when they played Louisiana Tech and it was a good game for me to see because I got to see whem win and play against a talented team. The coaches were great and they offered me while I was there."

But after careful consideration he decided to commit to the Wolfpack.

"When I called the coaches last week to tell them I wanted to commit they were really excited and pumped up," Jackson said. "I just love their energy and enthusiasm. They make it exciting to think about the future and what we could do."

Besides his impressive size, Jackson is an athletic freak of nature posting a 365-pound bench press as well as a 4.65 forty time.

Jackson will sign his letter-of-intent on December 16th, the first day of the early-signing period and he'll have two years to play two once he arrives.

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