One of the most sought after players on the California JUCO ranks this season will be defensive end Marquis Jackson (6-5, 240) from the College of the Canyons. He has three offers on the table right now and he is diligently trying to get his classes together so he can graduate in January and be able to participate in spring ball.
Jackson has been a known commodity since his high days as a member of the lethal "Bermuda Triangle" coined by Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan coach Elijah Asante.
Teaming up with his twin brother Malik Jackson (USC) at the other defensive end spot and Donovan Carter (UCLA) in middle, Asante said that like boats and planes if a ball carrier was ever caught in that triangle the play was lost forever. Meaning the play died right there in that triangle.
Marquis Jackson didn't qualify out of high school so he opted to attend College of the Canyons, a program that has had a lot of success getting their players to the D-I level.
Jackson earned Area Defensive Player of the Year, Conference Defensive Player of the Year and all-conference after accounting for approximately 80 tackles, 12 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
The talented defensive end has offers from Arizona State, UCLA and Minnesota.
"I have no favorites and this time," Jackson said. "I'm open to all schools."
"I wouldn't mind playing with my brother Malik at USC, but again I'm not sure if USC is the place for me," Jackson said. "It would be cool to play with Donovan (Carter) and Milton Knox again, too, but it is the same thing with Donovan and Milton as it is Malik.
"I just don't know where I want to play D-I college football at," Jackson said. "I want to take my visits to make sure the environment is the right fit for me."
"I want to play and go to school at a place where the coaches are honest and loyal," Jackson said. "I want to go to school where they really want me. I also want to play at a school that can help me get to the next level."