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Jamaal Jackson, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound three-star running back from Hodgson Vocational Tec High School in Newark, Del., says he's now narrowed his choices down to Louisville and East Carolina. Jackson has completely switched away from Michigan and Rutgers, his co-leaders along with ECU in August. Jackson, ranked as the No. 88 running back in the country by Scout.com, says that Louisville is now recruiting him the hardest. "They contact me all the time," he said. "They call anytime they can. I talk to (secondary) coach Larry Slade like every week. He just tells me the day-to-day stuff and updates me about the team." He says he'll be visiting the Cardinals officially in November, but isn't sure about the exact date. "I like Louisville because they play freshman," he said. "The running back they have now has been playing since his freshman year. "I also like their offense," he said. "I think I'd fit in well because they use smaller backs like me a lot." Jackson says that East Carolina's running back history has also impressed him. "I like that they had a first round running back go in the draft this year," he said. "They also have a real good offense and they are still young and getting better. "I think I have a good opportunity to play early at ECU," he said. Jackson says he's also recently started hearing from Missouri, Nebraska and Virginia, but none have offered yet. "Missouri told me that I remind them of Jeremy Maclin," he said. "And Nebraska just started showing some interest too," he said. "They're all asking for my transcripts and want some tape too," he said. "I'm getting all that stuff together." Former leaders Rutgers and Michigan seem to have fallen by the wayside. "I'm not really looking at them," he said. "Rutgers called a couple weeks ago but Michigan is only contacting my coach." He plans on making a decision in late December or January. "I think the visits will be really important," he said. "I think I'll see how the coaches and players are and I should know if I can see myself there or not." Jackson has helped lead his team to a 2-1 record with 450 yards rushing and five touchdowns. He reports a 2.5 core GPA and an 18 ACT.
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