Jeremiah Jackson, a 6-3 and 265 pound defensive tackle from Hoover (Ala.) Spain Park High School, was offered a scholarship by the University of Arkansas. It was his first SEC scholarship and his second overall.
"Arkansas was the first (offer) from SEC," Jackson said. "I was really excited… honored. I have watched them play and I like them. I am a huge fan of Darren McFadden and I definitely check them out.
"My first offer came from Duke. That happened about back in the fall. That was very exciting to me. There are not many that get to play football in college. That first offer was just very exciting."
It was at that time that Jackson realized he was going to get the opportunity to play college football.
"That's when it really hit me that I was going to get a chance to play college football. After about five minutes of thinking about it it hit me at full speed."
Last season Jackson recorded 64 tackles and five sacks.
"I am quick off the ball and I have a quick first few steps. I have good hands, quick hands. I can rush the passer and stop the run. I think I do both pretty well. I am always trying to get better."
Jackson is scheduled to visit junior days at Alabama (this Saturday). He is going to try and attend junior days at Arkansas, Auburn, LSU and Duke. Jackson carries a 2.78 grade point average. He will take the ACT in early February.
"Right now I am open to everyone."