Four star defensive end Lawrence Jackson (6-4, 245, 4.8) from Inglewood, Calif., has narrowed down his school choices to three, but he added, “There are other schools that could get in the running.” Jackson didn’t want to release what schools they could be.
Jackson has so many offers that he has lost track but the three colleges that he’s considering are on the list of offers.
Jackson has one visit set for Tennessee on November 9th. That just has happens to be for the weekend when the Miami Hurricanes come to town.
Miami is also on Jackson’s short list but he hasn’t set up a trip to the campus in Coral Gables.
The third team in the mix for Jackson’s services is USC.
What does Jackson like about the big three?
“The reason I like Tennessee and Miami is pretty much the same,” Jackson said. “Both schools have good facilities, great coaching staffs and a reputation for developing defensive ends.
“The thing I like about USC is their coaching staff and defensive schemes,” Jackson said. “They have a good program that is up and coming.”
The reason that Jackson is such a hot commodity is he hasn’t even begun to scratch the surface of his potential. This young man has only played the game for three years.
During that time span, Jackson has drawn comparisons with Lavar Arrington formerly of Penn State and now with the Washington Redskins.
Jackson is the type of player who has to be accounted for on every play.
How does Jackson feel about the comparison to Arrington?
“I try not to get caught up in all of that,” Jackson said. “I’m still a young player with a lot to learn.”
So far this season Jackson and his Inglewood teammates have a 3-2 record.
Inglewood has defeated Granada Hills (Calif.) Kennedy, Upland and cross town rival Inglewood (Calif.) Morningside. They have lost to Compton (Calif.) Dominguez Hills and El Segundo.
In five games as a senior, Jackson has accounted for 45 tackles, eight sacks, three fumble recoveries and has even picked off a pass.
Jackson’s pick was a good heady play where he read the play, clogged up the passing land and picked off the pass.
Whoever gets this young man gets a player whose talent has no ceiling; Jackson will get better on the collegiate level.