Offer No. 1 is in for rising 2012 DE

Offer No. 1 has come in for a rising defensive end in the 2012 class. The East Coast prospect claims the scholarship came in recent weeks from one ACC school.
"Maryland has shown a lot of interest and offered me," Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh 2012 defensive end Allen Jackson said. "I got that earlier this month.
"Maryland is a great school. It's in state and close to my family. It's where I grew up and I've always been watching them."
Although he didn't visit a lot of schools this summer, Jackson is getting interest from a few teams to date.
"Boston College and Penn State are a couple of others interested."
Does he like anybody?
"I'm a huge fan of West Virginia," he said. "I like their style of play and I worked out with one of the players there. He told me many things about it and that excited me about the school. He told me how they got pumped before games and how much West Virginia loves their team. I haven't heard from them yet."
Interest is developing and Jackson has already started giving thought to what he wants in his college.
"Lately I've been just thinking about what I want to major in and what colleges have or specialize in it. I'm thinking business, communications or architecture."
Jackson has ties to a couple schools, a cousin attends West Virginia at this time, while his mother went to Virginia.
The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder earned all-county and all-conference honors as a sophomore last season. Jackson did all that despite only starting three games on the year.
A recruitable basketball player as well, Jackson is getting looks from Division II schools and Navy.
"I'm more focused on football since my options look much brighter there, but I'm not completely ruling out basketball."