Tim Jackson is a three-star prospect from St. Petersburg, Fla. Jackson, 6-5 and 220 pounds, is a defensive end for Gibbs High School. He has helped lead a turnaround for the Gladiators who now find themselves sitting at 5-3 and headed to the playoffs.
"We didn't start out too good," Jackson said. "But we are playing well now and have clinched our distict."
Jackson has one official visit in the books. He visited Winston-Salem and Wake Forest in September. It was a trip that Jackson throughly enjoyed.
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"Oh, I can certainly see myself playing at Wake Forest. The coaches are great. The players are great. They are family up there and they treat you like family. I really enjoyed the atmosphere. It's a small town and smaller than St. Pete but I liked it."
Jackson is still considering seven other schools. Of those seven he knows of three official visits he will soon take.
"I would like to visit Stanford later this month. I am hoping it's when they play Cal. I also want to visit Ole Miss and North Carolina after the season. I will go to USF, Iowa State or Vanderbilt or Kentucky for that last visit."
In the end Jackson is looking for a school to sign with where he would want to go to even if he didn't play football.
"I am trying to take the football part out of the equation and pick a place where I would just want to go to school and live."
Gibbs faces Seminole this weekend before finishing their regular season the following week against Boca Ciega.