Fresno stays local for solid pledge

Grass Valley (Calif.) Nevada Union three-star defensive end Andrew Jackson had a strong feeling after his December 16 official visit to Fresno State that it was going to be tough to beat the Bulldogs. He was right.
Jackson committed to the Bulldogs a little while ago, picking Fresno over offers from Kentucky, Stanford, Utah and Boise State. He also took an official visit to Boise State back on December 9.
"First of all I looked at the academics then I looked at football…and I feel like Fresno has a good combination of those two for me," Jackson, who is 6-foot-5 and 237 pounds, said.
"I agree with how they run the program and that is the style of football that I like to play. I feel like the coaches are honest people and I know what I'm getting into."
Jackson hopes to get a shot at playing defensive end for Fresno State, but if that doesn't work out it sounds like the coaches have a plan.
"They see me primarily as an offensive lineman but they are also going to try me at defensive line," he said. "I can do both so they are going to try me out and see where I can help the team out the best.
"I'm not a big playmaker but I'm consistent and a solid player. I play both sides of the ball so I'm out there for the whole game. My work ethic shows on the field. I have a motor that never stops."
Jackson was a first-team all-metro offensive tackle, all-section and was named the Sacramento Bee Player of the Year.