Jackson Speeds Up Recruiting Timetable

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As of now, the plan for Clayton (NC) four-star defensive end Savion Jackson is to graduate early. He’d enroll at the school of his choice in January of 2019. It’s what’s between now and then that’s up in the air.

Jackson (6-2, 245), No. 120 in the 2019 Rivals250, is up to 20 offers. His most recent additions are Auburn, Oklahoma, Appalachian State, Syracuse and Alabama. Jackson has taken quite a few visits so far, to get an idea of what stands out to him. More are coming, too, which could give him a better feel for what school fits him best. Jackson is also staying close to the vest, though he admits at least one school is making some headway.

“Maybe one of those (made a difference),” Jackson said of his new offers. “When new offers come in, I make sure I look at them and check them out. I don’t just throw them away. I check them out, talk to the coaches and if I’m not feeling them, I don’t put my focus on them. I focus on the schools I might commit to.”

Jackson said he’s shifted his focus somewhat, at least with his visits. Most recently, he was on hand a couple of weeks ago at South Carolina.

“I’ve kind of been to the same places recently,” Jackson said. “I was going to Bama and further away places for a while. Recently, it’s been NC State and Virginia Tech. They have little get togethers and cookouts, so I go because it’s quick to get up there.

“It’s always fun going down to South Carolina. It was their first day in pads, so it was fun seeing them hit, have contact. Seeing the coaches face to face again was good, too. I