Offers are coming in for Hampton (Ga.) Lovejoy tight end Arshad Jackson. The 6-foot-6, 235-pounder is up to five scholarships to date, but many more schools are moving in.
"I have offers from Virginia, Michigan State, Arkansas, Purdue and Mississippi State," he said. "I got Virginia, that was my first one in tenth grade. The rest came in the summer through camps.
"I'm also getting a lot of interest from LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Oregon and Georgia Tech."
Do any of the schools stick out?
"I like the schools looking at me more, Virginia has been looking at me more lately as has Arkansas," he stated. "I'm a fan of Alabama and Florida. It's the SEC; they throw the ball a lot to the wide receivers and tight ends. Also, a lot of tight ends have come out of Florida."
As interest is certain to grow, what is he looking for in a school?
"Really, I just want to get my education, that's the main important thing. I want to graduate," he said. "I have a 3.0 GPA and I want to study sports medicine.
"I'm originally from New York, but I lived in Virginia Beach before moving to Georgia when I was 11-years old. Location doesn't really matter right now. I do have family in New York, Virginia and Alabama though, but that's not a big deal."
A two-way player, Jackson excelled on both sides of the ball posted six sacks on defense and seven touchdowns receiving.
"I think I did pretty well, I did better than last year," he said. "Right now, my catching ability sticks out. I run pretty good routes. I just want to work on my blocking more and get my speed up, get a little faster and hit the weight room."
Though he has received college interest for basketball from the likes of South Florida, Georgia and Virginia Tech as a power forward while averaging 12-points per game, Jackson notes he is focused completely on football.