Blake Jackson has three favorites and now the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Scottsdale C.C. tight end is trying to figure out his other top schools so he could put together a top five and set his official visits.
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound prospect said Arkansas, Miami and Oklahoma State will definitely make the cut and he's also considering Missouri, Tennessee and Georgia. He expects to make his decision in mid-December.
Arkansas stands out a lot to Jackson, who finished with 33 receptions for 540 yards and nine touchdowns last season, since the Razorbacks have been involved for so long and coach Bobby Petrino has done well with tight ends before.
"I really feel a lot of love there and then the offense is predominant for a tight end," Jackson said.
"I want to go there and get catches. I think that's one of my greatest assets is making catches for a team. Coach Petrino has a history of great tight ends who have success in the NFL and they're in the SEC."
Miami has always been one of the favorites for Jackson, who said it will be interesting to see how that position is used in first-year coach Al Golden's offense.
"Miami is a team that does really well recruiting me and they check on me every couple of days," Jackson said.
"They're working hard for this season and they have a great tradition there. They should be a team on the rise with a new head coach coming in."
Jackson has been impressed with coach Mike Gundy's success at Oklahoma State and likes that receivers and tight ends are used a lot in that offense.
"They've had a lot of great receivers come out of there and then Brandon Pettigrew was a great tight end there so that offense is really the sexy part of Oklahoma State," Jackson said.
"They're a team that's rising in the Big 12 and coach Gundy is making them better every year."