Three-star McKeesport, Pennsylvania defensive end Branden Jackson has already taken two official visits and he could be taking a third in the near future.
Jackson told Rivals.com that he is thinking about accompanying his teammate Delvon Simmons on his official visit to Iowa next weekend.
"I'm thinking I might go visit Iowa next weekend. If I go it will be an official visit," Jackson said on Wednesday evening. "Delvon is definitely going next week. I'm thinking about going."
The Hawkeyes are taking on Wisconsin at home that weekend and the atmosphere would sure to be electric, especially if Iowa can pull off a big win at Michigan this weekend.
Jackson, ranked the No. 41 defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com, has already taken official visits to Texas Tech (September 18) and Rutgers (September 25). Those schools would seem to be in totally different worlds but, perhaps surprisingly, he noticed more similarities than differences once he looked closely at the football side of things.
"They were both similar as in the way they would use me," he said. "They talked about the same schemes and things like that."
Jackson said he is intent on taking all five of his official visits but he is not sure what he will be doing with his last two trips, assuming he makes it out to Iowa next weekend.
McKeesport is 5-1 through six games this year. Jackson has been playing defensive end and outside linebacker.
The trip to Iowa would be Simmons' second official visit of the recruiting process, the first of which was the trip to Rutgers a couple of weeks ago.