LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - For nearly a year, Vero Beach (Fla.) offensive guard Marcus Jackson was committed to Miami, but after the firing of Randy Shannon, he decided to re-open his recruitment. One month after that decision, the 6-foot-2, 315-pound lineman will be making another decision.
"I am announcing at the game," Jackson said. "As of now I pretty much know which school I am going to. I will just make it public on Wednesday."
The three-star lineman talked about the finalists for his services following Monday's Under Armour practice.
"I have been to Miami, Tennessee, Michigan State, and Georgia Tech," Jackson said. "It is between all four, but Georgia Tech isn't really in it. Florida came into it late but they aren't really in there either."
When Jackson decommitted from the Hurricanes, speculation was rampant that he would opt for the Volunteers. He talked a bit about why he believes that was the case at the time.
"I think that was because of the timing of my announcement and everything," Jackson said. "I was open. With the changes (at Miami), I needed to figure everything out. I think I have."
Since the hiring of Al Golden in Coral Gables, Jackson has made his way to the South Florida campus and had an opportunity to meet the new head coach.
"Coach Golden is a real serious guy," Jackson said. "He knows what he wants to do and nothing is going to stop him from doing that. He has a plan and he is working to make that happen."
Jackson didn't share any other thoughts about his upcoming decision outside of the fact that the staff that is going to get good news on national television already knows it is coming.
"I let the coach know last night," Jackson said.