March 10, 2008

Ole Miss offers Knoxville OL

Last week it was a trip to Oxford, Miss. This week it was a trip to Atlanta then to Tuscaloosa.

Knoxville (Farrugut HS), Tenn. offensive line prospect Will Jackson has been on the move. In the process, schools have found him to extend offers.

"I have offers from Middle Tennessee State, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, and West Virginia," Jackson said on the way home from Tuscaloosa late Sunday. "I just went down on an unofficial visit, but they gave me the red carpet treatment. I got to go on the tours and meet the coaches."

Last week, Jackson was in Oxford and also left impressed.

"Ole Miss, it's great," Jackson said. "I met with coach (Houston) Nutt, (offensive coordinator Kent) Austin, and (offensive line) coach (Mike) Markuson." It was top notch."

Prior to heading out to Tuscaloosa on Sunday, Jackson first visited Georgia Tech on Saturday.

"It's like Ole Miss, same deal, a new staff," he said. "I got to meet coach (Paul) Johnson. He has a great system and it seems like it's a program that really about to take off."

Jackson, who projects as an offensive guard in college, said he's currently open despite a flurry of early offers.

"I really don't have any favorites," he said. "Ole Miss and Georgia Tech, they're both really good. I like Ole Miss a little better than Georgia Tech. Alabama is definitely my favorite team that hasn't offered."

Jackson says he currently is view an August time-frame for committing.

"I could commit early if there's a school that I just really like and really feel comfortable."

He plans a short trip this week to watch a Tennessee practice and is uncertain about a camp schedule for this summer.

"I'll definitely camp at Alabama and I may attend the Nike Camp there."

"Coach (Nick) Saban seemed pretty excited with me this weekend," Jackson said. "They haven't offered and he said he'd like to see me this spring during practice and he said he wants to thoroughly get to know me."

With Ole Miss and Alabama being often mentioned, how do the two teams stack up with Jackson?

"Alabama is probably a little ahead just because of the tradition and facilities, it felt right at home," Jackson said. "The schools are pretty similar. Ole Miss has nice facilities too. I'll be interested to see how both teams progress this fall."

Jackson reports an impressive 24 on his first ACT attempt, which was taken last December, and is re-taking it to try to improve on that score, and carries a 3.85 GPA.





Last week it was a trip to Oxford, Miss. This week it was a trip to Atlanta then to Tuscaloosa.

Knoxville (Farrugut HS), Tenn. offensive line prospect Will Jackson has been on the move. In the process, schools have found him to extend offers.

"I have offers from Middle Tennessee State, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, and West Virginia," Jackson said on the way home from Tuscaloosa late Sunday. "I just went down on an unofficial visit, but they gave me the red carpet treatment. I got to go on the tours and meet the coaches."

Last week, Jackson was in Oxford and also left impressed.

"Ole Miss, it's great," Jackson said. "I met with coach (Houston) Nutt, (offensive coordinator Kent) Austin, and (offensive line) coach (Mike) Markuson." It was top notch."

Prior to heading out to Tuscaloosa on Sunday, Jackson first visited Georgia Tech on Saturday.

"It's like Ole Miss, same deal, a new staff," he said. "I got to meet coach (Paul) Johnson. He has a great system and it seems like it's a program that really about to take off."

Jackson, who projects as an offensive guard in college, said he's currently open despite a flurry of early offers.

"I really don't have any favorites," he said. "Ole Miss and Georgia Tech, they're both really good. I like Ole Miss a little better than Georgia Tech. Alabama is definitely my favorite team that hasn't offered."

Jackson says he currently is view an August time-frame for committing.

"I could commit early if there's a school that I just really like and really feel comfortable."

He plans a short trip this week to watch a Tennessee practice and is uncertain about a camp schedule for this summer.

"I'll definitely camp at Alabama and I may attend the Nike Camp there."

"Coach (Nick) Saban seemed pretty excited with me this weekend," Jackson said. "They haven't offered and he said he'd like to see me this spring during practice and he said he wants to thoroughly get to know me."

With Ole Miss and Alabama being often mentioned, how do the two teams stack up with Jackson?

"Alabama is probably a little ahead just because of the tradition and facilities, it felt right at home," Jackson said. "The schools are pretty similar. Ole Miss has nice facilities too. I'll be interested to see how both teams progress this fall."

Jackson reports an impressive 24 on his first ACT attempt, which was taken last December, and is re-taking it to try to improve on that score, and carries a 3.85 GPA.



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