One of the most imposing figures at the New Level Athletics Elite 7on7 in Las Vegas two weekends ago was Chauntez Jackson, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end from Inglewood, Calif.
Jackson has the athleticism and skill to also play outside linebacker and that versatility along with his outstanding physical features have made him an intriguing prospect for schools across the country.
So far, Jackson lists offers from Nebraska, San Diego State, Utah State, Washington State and Idaho State and he said pretty much the entire Pac-12 is showing interest. Others could get involved soon.
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Playing a certain position doesn't seem too important to Jackson, who said as long as he can play college football he'll work out at either defensive end or linebacker.
"Most of them are saying defensive end but Washington State wants me to play outside linebacker to create pressure," Jackson said. "As long as I can get to college it doesn't matter where I play."
No favorites have emerged yet for Jackson, who looked good last summer at the B2G Elite Camp. This spring and summer could be crucial for his recruitment as the big Inglewood prospect figures out which schools are serious in his recruitment.
Jackson said his recruiting is just starting to take off and so he's going to take his time with the decision-making process.
"Right now it is too early," Jackson said. "I just need time to think.
"I don't know if I'm going to commit early or late. It's still too early for me."