Visit was an "11"

Nebraska was the first to offer Harvey Jackson and in the end the persistence of the Nebraska staff has paid off. The Nebraska staff reeled in a Jackson commitment on their opening weekend. Jackson is a big safety that has the potential to carry more weight. What might be most impressive about Jackson is the legit 4.5 speed that he brings to the safety spot.

At 6-foot-2.5 and 200-pounds, Harvey Jackson is a big safety. Jackson was up in Lincoln this past weekend and committed on the trip to Nebraska.

"The trip went really well," Jackson said. "I liked the fans, the coaches, the players and the environment. It was all great."

The tunnel walk always draws rave reviews from the recruits. What makes it special is that the people that line the tunnel walk know the recruits' names.

"The tunnel walk was really nice. Most of the people knew my name as I was walking out. That felt really good."

On Sunday, Jackson had a chance to sit down with the head coach and commit. His recruiting coach was the first to offer Jackson and has stayed with him the entire time.

"I was talking to the head coach, Bo Pelini, when I committed. Coach Mike Ekeler has been the coach that is recruiting me."

Nebraska is going to be looking for some safeties to step up and compete next year. Jackson knows that he could play early, but more than that it's about who he will be playing with and against.

"They like me as a safety. They are talking about it being wide open when I get up there because their two safeties that are starting are seniors.

"That was a pretty minor reason why I committed though. I wanted to play with the best and against the best. I wanted to play in the Big 12."

The visit was a homerun for Nebraska and Jackson. "Nothing really could have been better. I would rate the visit an "11". It was that good."

Fort Bend (Texas) Hightower is off to a good start and will compete for the state title again this year. This week though, Jackson will have a chance to bring the wood against an option attack offense.

"The season is going well. We are 1-0. We play Thursday against an option team and I am looking forward to hitting some people. Oh yeah."

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