Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) three-star running back Ashton Jackson had several scholarship offers to his credit heading into the summer, but he camped with a couple additional schools in an effort to earn more.
"I went to Tennessee and Cincinnati and got good feedback from both of them," Jackson said. "UC said I looked good at the camp and were going to get back to me. [Tennessee] said they are going to be following me this season and I did good at the camp."
Coming off the summer camp circuit, Jackson said Tennessee is the school he is most excited about, though the Volunteers have not yet extended an offer.
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Jackson does list offers from Illinois, Purdue, Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Buffalo. Of those coaching staffs, Purdue's Marcus Freeman is the coach he keeps in the closest contact with.
"I just talked to them two days ago," Jackson said. "He said I am one of the top running backs and they are going to follow me this season."
Jackson has yet to visit Purdue, but expects them to receive one of his official visits in the fall. Cincinnati and Buffalo are two additional schools he said are likely to receive official visits.
The 5-foot-10, 191-pound Jackson enters his senior season after rushing for over 1,000 yards in each of the previous two seasons for the Rams.