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Four-star DE has great trip to VT

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Rivals250 defensive end Jamar Jackson made a visit to Virginia Tech this weekend. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder out of Richmond (Va.) Varina had a good trip even though the Hokies lost.
"It was great," he said. The coaches were very good and I got to know them a lot better. The game was great and the whole visit was a lot of fun.
"My host on the trip was Noland Burchette and it was great to be with him. He treated me well and answered all my questions. I also was able to talk to coach Wiles and get to know him a lot better and talk to Frank Beamer a bit during dinner on Saturday night and Sunday."
The four-star prospect was impressed with the Hokies despite the lopsided loss.
"The game was great and I would say it has to be the loudest stadium I've been to," he said. "They have great fans and it was really exciting there."
Jackson couldn't rate the visit, but continued to say it was great.
"I don't know how I'd rate the trip, but it would get a great rating," he said. "The visit was good and compared to the others it's going to make my decision that much harder."
Jackson has already taken officials to Boston College, Louisville and North Carolina State. The No. 12 prospect in Virginia has tentatively scheduled his final official to Clemson for October 20th.
"I don't know if I'm completely taking it, but I probably will," he said. "That would be for the Georgia Tech game. It would be my last run through to see what they have to offer and if it'll out do the other schools. I've never been there and it would be a good chance to see how it is.
"Once that is done, then I'll make my decision sometime within a couple weeks after the visit. It won't be long because I just want to talk to my parents to get things straightened out."
At this time, Jackson confirmed there are no leaders for his services.
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