This fall, Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson wide receiver Eddie Jackson emerged as one of the top wide receivers in South Florida.
Last Friday, Jackson showed off his playmaking ability in a 38-24 quarterfinals loss against Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas. He finished with game with over 150 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns.
One of his scores was 57-yard vertical route where he came back to an underthrown ball and jumped in front of a defender, shook him off and outraced the St. Thomas secondary. It was one of the top plays of the year and had local scouts proclaiming him as the best player on the field.
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A Tennessee coach was in attendance for the game along with the wide receivers coach from Ohio.
Even with offers from Hawaii, SMU, and UCF he has a school at the top of his list that is searching for a head coach.
When asked who is standing out the most?
Jackson replied, "Yes sir, Tennessee is at the top. Florida State is starting to show interest. Miami gave me an unofficial visit."
Growing up Jackson didn't watch Tennessee or schools in the SEC. "To be honest Florida State was the top school I grew up rooting for. If they offer things might go differently. But right now Tennessee is my top offer. Whether coach is there or not."
The athletic flanker is taking the SAT this Saturday and if he gets the score he needs he expects an offer from FSU. Area recruiter Eddie Gran is trying to set up a visit for him in January if he gets the test score he needs.
He looks at Miami is a young team and he enjoys his relationship with wide receivers coach George McDonald.
This season, he scored 12 touchdowns on offense, three on defense, and four on special teams in the return game. He racked up 792 yards on 37 catches to finish third in receiving yards for Broward County.
Jackson is scheduled to play in the 18th annual Nike Florida All-Star Football game on Saturday, December 22.