TE Jackson keeps getting offers

It wasn't that long ago that junior tight end Arshad Jackson of Hampton (Ga.) Lovejoy called Virginia his leader. In fact, in late December he said he was "close" to committing.
Nearly two months later, though, things have changed.
While Jackson is still very complimentary of the Cavaliers, he now claims to have no leader. The reason?
"I'm getting more interest from other schools I like," Jackson said.
More offers, too.
Last week, Jackson added offers from South Florida and Vanderbilt, giving him 11 total. He claimed schools such as Auburn, Georgia Tech, Purdue and South Carolina are among those also showing interest. Jackson thinks the Yellow Jackets could be next to pull the trigger.
"I'll probably narrow it down in the summer time," Jackson said.
Asked who was recruiting him the hardest, Jackson replied, "Auburn, Mississippi State, Michigan State and USF. All of them have offered except Auburn. I talked to Coach [Gene] Chizik and he wants me to come down. Me and my family. He wants me to see the place."
Jackson will make that trip soon.
"This weekend, I'm taking [a visit] to Auburn," Jackson said. "The week after that, I'll be at Virginia or Purdue. I also want to go to Clemson, too."
As for Virginia, Jackson commented, "They're still high on my board."
A two-way player, the 6-feet-6, 235-pound Jackson recorded seven touchdowns receiving and six sacks in 2011. His team was the state runnerup.
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