Miami is one of the favorites for Blake Jackson so with all the unrest currently surrounding the program the Scottsdale (Ariz.) C.C. tight end said he's keeping a close eye on the situation.
"I talked to coach (Brennan Carroll) and he told me to hang tight and if I have any questions or if I hear anything out there to make sure to talk with him," Jackson said.
"Playing in a bowl game and playing on TV is something I dreamed about in my college career so I'm sitting back and seeing what kind of punishment or disciplinary action the NCAA takes.
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"With all the allegations coming out it might get pretty ugly but I'm very interested in Miami so I'm going to stick through it to figure out what's really going to happen."
Jackson, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound prospect, said Arkansas and Oklahoma State are also looking really good and Missouri has inched toward that top group as well.
The junior college recruit likes the job the Tigers have done with Michael Egnew and could see himself being utilized in the same way
"I love the offense, they have the No. 1 tight end in the nation now and I feel like I do some of the same things he brings to the game," Jackson said.
Before Jackson makes his commitment he wants to get out and take some official visits. Three have already been set up.
Things should be relatively slow early in the season but Jackson has three trips scheduled for late in the year that should help him to make his choice.
He will be at the Arkansas-Tennessee matchup on Nov. 12, the Missouri-Texas Tech game the following weekend and then the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game the first weekend of December.
"I'm super excited to see these places but in the same sense I'm super excited for next weekend when I get to lace up the cleats again," Jackson said.