"It is close to home, I get to play with my brother (Kentarious Jackson committed to them over the weekend), and I feel I can make a big impact there."
Making that immediate impact is what Jackson is already thinking about.
"They have a couple of defensive ends leaving that are seniors, so I have a chance to come in, compete for that starting spot, and contribute right away. I want to get on the field, I am already looking forward to that, and I want to help the team quickly."
The 6-foot-5, 255 pound defensive end is originally out of Griffin, Ga. and he will sign with the Knights at Navarro Junior College in Texas on Wednesday morning.
Simmons Take: This is a huge get for UCF. Jackson is one of the top prospects to come out of Georgia in recent years. He is an end with a great first step, he explodes off the ball, and he will be in the backfield a lot when playing for UCF. If all goes right, Jackson will appear on NFL boards very quickly.