Schools across the ACC have shown an interest in Richmond (Va.) Varina defensive end Jamar Jackson. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder currently doesn't have any favorites at this time as he is just working to prepare himself for the college level.
"He is getting a lot of letters from different places including Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, North Carolina State, Maryland, Syracuse and others," Varina coach Blanda Wolfe said. "Jamar is really keeping his options open at this time, but he is working hard.
"He went to the Miami/Virginia Tech game last year and we were on the sideline and he had no idea how big the players were, once he realized that he has made it his mission to get a lot bigger and has started to put on weight. He is a very hard worker that keeps getting better everyday especially now that he's not playing basketball. He's got instincts for football and is a tough kid."
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Wolfe sees Jackson filling multiple positions possibly in college.
"He'll probably be a defensive end, but if he keeps putting weight on he could definitely be a tight end. He probably needs to put on another 40-pounds to be considered a big-time D-I tight end prospect though."
Last season the defensive end prospect was named all-district, all-region and all-metro as a junior after registering 55 tackles, seven for loss and one interception.
Jackson is planning to head to the Nike Camp at Penn State along with a team summer camp at West Virginia.