After a long-awaited recruiting process, a decision has been made for Charles jackson, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound corner from Klein Collins High in Texas.
“The University of Nebraska,” exclaimed Jackson to 1620 The Zone in Omaha!
Jackson had several scholarship options, but it was the Nebraska and Arkansas programs that were the finalist. Other options Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan and Texas A&M. Official visits were made to Lincoln, Fayetteville and Norman.
But it seems as though the Big Red just had more to bring to the table.
“First off I loved the coaches and it just a great place for me. It is the place I feel like I can call home. And I love defense!”
“I love the school, the facility, Coach Sanders, Coach Bo Pelini (and) Tom Osborne. It is a great program to be a part of.”
Jackson has no concern with the move to the Big 10. He says his family will be behind him and will travel to watch him play.
“I was worried at first, but it does not matter anymore. As long as I get an education and win a championship.”
With this now behind him, Jackson will continue being the leader on the Klein Collins team, which is ranked locally and statewide. Next week will begin postseason play as well.
“It’s (recruiting process) very stressful, but at the same time it is fun. I met a lot of people. (The best thing about it) I would say is just meeting different people in different states and meeting different players and most of all the fans.”
Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Manager Greg Powers contributed to this report.