Co-leaders emerge for Georgia LB

One of several talented prospects from Atlanta's
Booker T. Washington High School,
Jarvis Jackson is receiving
heavy interest from about a dozen schools, but is starting to narrow his
list down to a more manageable group.
"Right now, if I had to choose today, I'd be
choosing between Clemson and Mississippi State," said the
Top 50 team member and the No. 32 outside linebacker in the
nation. "It's real close between those two.
"I like the fact that they're close to home and they
both play a real aggressive defensive style that I enjoy. I like the
coaching staff at Clemson a lot and the way I'd fit in to their program, but
I've also got a couple of old teammates at Mississippi State. I like the way
they're treating them. Both of them are real happy and getting a lot of
early playing time. That's a big factor with me."
Jackson said he's also got Georgia Tech, North
Carolina, Ole Miss and Virginia on his list of six. The Yellow Jackets could
move up significantly with a scholarship offer, which their staff has
indicated will come if Jackson qualifies.
"I've got to decide between Ole Miss and Virginia
for the final spot unless anyone else offers and gets into the mix," he
said, adding that Auburn and Georgia are other top programs calling
regularly but have yet to extend an official offer.
Through six games, Jackson (6-2, 205, 4.6) has
tallied 70 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions for BTW. As a junior,
he established himself as one of the South's top linebackers by recording
156 tackles, nine sacks and two interceptions.