November 9, 2007

Down to two for Jackson

Safety Kenji Jackson admitted that for some high schools, going for a ninth win in a season isn't a big deal and is just another game on the schedule. For Jackson and his Mansfield teammates, this weekends game is about so much more than just the next game on the schedule. It could mean a school record that everyone hopes to achieve.

Things keep going well for Jackson on the field, but he said that things have been going pretty good for him off the field as well. With the end of the season rapidly approaching, Jackson said that he knew he needed to return some of his attention to recruiting.

Jackson said that he has been talking with coach Dave Steckel from Missouri. He said the two have a good relationship and have been trying to narrow down the specifics of recruiting.

Jackson said that his top two teams have remained Kansas and Missouri for the past month or so. He added that he's been impressed with both schools, although he expected this season more out of the Tigers.

Jackson added that he has been impressed with the Tiger defense as the season has gone one. Althogh they started slow in the non-conference, the secondary has gotten better and better in his eyes during the Big 12 season.

With his top teams both being ranked in the top 7 of the polls, Jackson said he knew either school would be a good choice for football. He said that the upcoming battle between the Tigers and the Jayhawks would definitely have him paying close attention.

The two schools were both aiming at getting Jackson in for an early December visit. At first, it looked like that the Jayhawks would get the first chance to impress Jackson, but Jackson said that he thinks the Tigers may get the first crack.

Jackson said that he's going to have to figure things out eventually, but that his visits may be the big deciding factor for him. Although he saw an opportunity for playing time at one, the chance to play at the other kept making the decision tougher and tougher.

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