The Magnolia State’s top running back has his eye on two programs far from home.
“I’ve been the most impressed with West Virginia and Michigan State,” said Horn Lake (Miss.) standout Brandon Jackson. “They’ve really recruited me hard, shown me a lot of love. I get something from them just about every day telling me how important I am to their program. They both tell me I would fit in great with what they’re trying to do with their offense.”
Jackson (6-0, 220, 4.43) has ties to Michigan, where he was born and lived as a child. He still has family in the area, so the Spartans have been considered a leader for quite some time.
Coming off a junior season which saw him rush for 1,770 yards and 28 touchdowns, Jackson has also drawn scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State and Marshall. He said Arkansas has also given him recent indications that it will join that list.
He camped at Ole Miss this summer and says the Rebels are still among his leaders.
“I ran a 4.39 at their camp. That was my best 40 time I’ve done,” he said. “So I know they were real high on me. I liked the coaches and how they worked with the players there. I learned a lot from them. I got to talk with coach Cutcliffe at the end of camp. He’s a real nice guy.
“I’m still open to the in-state schools and the other schools who have been recruiting me. But right now, (West Virginia and Michigan State) have done the best job. I’ll probably take all of my visits before I decide what to do.”
Jackson hopes to camp at Mississippi State later this month, giving the Bulldogs a chance to raise their stock.