McKeesport, Pennsylvania defensive end Branden Jackson is taking an official visit to Colorado next weekend but the Buffs are going to have to make up a good amount of ground if they are to have a serious shot at the three-star prospect.
Jackson is open to several schools but the 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end admits that two schools top his list.
"I would say there's still a few schools in it but the leaders right now would be Texas Tech and Oregon," Jackson said on Wednesday evening.
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"They both want to use me the same way in their defense. They're similar in their style and scheme of defense. Oregon's a lot faster but they're similar.
"The coaches at both places are cool and I can relate to both sets."
Why has he decided to take a visit to Colorado on the weekend of January 28?
"Well, they had a recruiter that came to see me. I don't even remember his name. He just gave me a lot of information on Colorado and it sparked my interest. I was trying to decide where to visit between a couple of schools and I just picked there," he said.
Jackson is ranked the No. 27 strongside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com.