Plenty of colleges are interested in Glen Allen (Va.) Deep Run linebacker Derek Jackson. The 6-foot-3, 211-pounder still doesn't have an offer, but is getting closer to picking up his first one.
"I've been getting interest from Northwestern, North Carolina State and Clemson recently," he said. "Those are the new ones interested.
"Not too long ago I went to NC State for a visit. I really liked it there. I love the facilities, they are really new and the coaching staff is the same from Boston College. I liked them too and the way they handle academics. They make sure you graduate. While I was there, I got to talk to coach Willis. He's a real funny guy and down-to-earth."
With additional interest, are there any favorites for Jackson right now?
"No one really stands out," he said. "I don't have any favorites.
"I'm just looking for good academics, facilities and a nice relationship with the coaches."
In the coming weeks, Jackson plans to attend the Nike Camp at Penn State along with two summer camps that are yet to be determined.