January 26, 2009

Jackson's new home

It's been a whirlwind past 24 hours for Georgia recruit Toby Jackson.

Jackson, who spent this past season at Hargrave Military, was scheduled to spend the next season at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville in an effort to get academically qualified.

That will no longer be the case.

In an exclusive interview with UGASports, Jackson said that he enrolled Monday at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Tex.

"The Georgia coaches wanted me at Georgia Military College, but I didn't want to go to another military school," said Jackson, who said he plans on staying for three semesters and play one season for the JUCO Bulldogs.

Jackson was non-committal on what his future plans might be.

"I am not thinking about recruiting," Jackson said. "I just want to do what I have to do to get qualified."

Jackson also indicated that his time at Hargrave wasn't quite what he had hoped.

"It was hard coming over here, but there was a bad situation at Hargrave that is better left there," said Jackson, who did not speak further on the situation.

As for Georgia, Jackson said he still hopes to play for Mark Richt some day. But if not:

"If Georgia wants me they can still have me, I am not sure what they plan to do. They said for me to just get qualified so I can play football," Jackson said. "That is my main focus, to get qualified. But if Georgia is not interested anymore, there are plenty of SEC teams and other big schools that liked me before. Somebody will want me. I will see how they act, and depending on what they say, I will go to them."

A native of Griffin, Jackson originally signed with Georgia in Feb. of 2008 but did not qualify and went to Hargrave where he played last fall. Jackson committed to the Bulldogs again, but to date had not achieved qualifying scores on his ACT.

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