Jackson Impressed with VT

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Jamar Jackson ’s official visit to Virginia Tech last weekend went well, so now the 6-4, 230-pound Varina (VA) standout is in the process of deciding what to do next. TechSideline.com caught up with Jackson, who reflects on his official to Tech and discusses his future plans.

“I had been to Virginia Tech two times, so I knew I had seen most of the things there already,” Jackson said. “I wanted to see how they played and get to know the coaches better. It was the loudest stadium I’ve ever been to. It was just crazy. They have great fans. As for the coaches, Coach Cav is recruiting me but I was talking most of the time to Coach Wiles. Coach Wiles is a great person. Coach Beamer was great. He was telling me about the academics there and the football program. He was telling me how they go to a bowl every year. They were talking about how bad they want me. They are recruiting me as a d-lineman but they think I could also play outside linebacker.”

Jackson gave his thought on Tech’s defense.

“They have got a great defense,” Jackson said. “Everybody can run and hit.”

He had a chance to get to know the players better.

“It was great,” Jackson said of getting to know the players. “My host was Noland Burchette. I had heard of him before, but I got to know him better. I saw some of the other players. It was fun while I was up there.”

How did Virginia Tech compare with his other official visits (BC, Louisville, N.C. State)?

“All of the visits were great,” Jackson said. He lists no favorites. “It makes my decision that much harder. I have to talk to my parents more and figure some things out.”

One thing Jamar does have to figure out is whether or not he’ll make one more official visit. Nothing is set at this point.

“I’m still thinking about it, but I’m looking at Clemson,” Jackson said. “I’m looking at the 21st, but I’m still undecided. I’m also interested in Florida State and seeing what they will do. If they come on strong, then I could go there.”

Jackson does have an idea of when he wants to make his decision, saying “I’m looking to make my decision around the beginning of November.”

Rating the VT visit…

What would Jackson rate his VT experience on a scale of 1-10?

“Oh, man, I don’t even know. I don’t know if I can rate it, but if I did it would be a great rating,” Jackson said.

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