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Three-star sticking with Tennessee

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VISALIA, Calif. - Chauntez Jackson has followed the coaching change closely at Tennessee but the three-star remains committed and happy to be in the Volunteers' recruiting class.
The Inglewood, Calif., prospect said he's talked briefly with the new Tennessee coaching staff and he's still excited about his future in Knoxville.
Friday at the Cal State Game, Jackson said Houston, Oregon State, Colorado and a few others continue to recruit him but he's sticking with his commitment.
"It's the same status," Jackson said.
"Nothing has changed, just a new coaching staff. I've contacted the head coach on Facebook and I tried to call another coach [Thursday] night but he didn't pick up. One of them came out to see me sometime in the last week."
Jackson, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect who's being recruited to play tight end and can also line up at defensive end, said he was disappointed to see the old staff get fired but is excited about his future in the SEC.
There has been limited communications so far with the new coaching staff but Jackson is confident once he talks more with Tennessee's coaches his commitment will get even more solid.
"The new staff seems kind of chill and relaxed, down-to-earth people," Jackson said. "They seem like they know what they're doing. They came from Cincinnati so they must know something. That's a nice group of people.
"When I met the coaching staff that was originally there they were really friendly and really nice. They offered me a position where I wanted to go to play on the next level. They had a lot of things planned out for me."
Jackson has been committed to Tennessee since mid-October.
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