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Clemson, UNC in mix for Palmetto DT

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Union (S.C.) defensive tackle Rashaad Jackson has four schools at the top of his list as he narrows down his college decision.
“I’m mainly looking at Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina State and Coastal Carolina,” he said. “All of them have offered except North Carolina. I’m kind of waiting to see what they do before I make my decision.
“Clemson’s pushing for me pretty hard. Coach Tommy Bowden called here yesterday, but I had a basketball game and missed it. He left a message that he’d get back in touch with me. I think they want me to go ahead and commit.”
What’s keeping him?
“I like North Carolina a lot, too,” Jackson said. “If they come up with an offer, it’s going to be a hard decision. I’ll have to look and see who has the best opportunity for playing time and the best academic support for the athletes.”
He noted that he's been busy with the transition between football and basketball season, and hasn't had a chance to set up his official visits yet. They will likely come in January.
Jackson (6-2, 273, 4.9) capped his senior season with 132 tackles, 42 tackles for loss and 12 sacks in helping lead Union to a 10-4 record. He has been invited to play in the annual Shrine Bowl pitting the South Carolina all-stars against the North Carolina all-stars.
Academically, he maintains a 2.5 GPA and is awaiting his latest test scores.
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