Nebraska is making a late charge for one of the South’s top running backs.
Three-star Horn Lake (Miss.) prospect Brandon Jackson says the Cornhuskers got back involved with him after former Mississippi State assistant coach John Blake was hired by new Nebraska coach Bill Callahan.
“I knew him from where Mississippi State was recruiting me,” Jackson said. “I like him a lot, so he got me to schedule an official visit with them this weekend. I’m looking forward to going out there and checking things out.”
That coaching change may wind up hurting MSU, who was also in the running for Jackson. He recently listed him as a leader, but now says it looks more Nebraska or Memphis.
“I visited Memphis this weekend,” he said. “It went pretty good. I had a lot of fun there. The coaches and players made me feel comfortable. There’s a lot of guys from our area up there, and some more that will be going.
“So it looks like my top two are Nebraska and Memphis. I’ll make my decision after my visit this weekend.”
As a senior, Jackson rushed for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s ranked the No. 17 running back in the nation by Rivals.com.