June 9, 2010

LB Jackson on UConn radar

UConn has not offered a scholarship to linebacker Myles Jackson but the Pennsylvania prospect appears to be someone that is on the school's radar. Jackson would be ecstatic if the Huskies did offer, as he has a high level of interest in the school.

In addition to UConn, Jackson has been receiving a lot of interest from Temple and Pittsburgh recently. This summer he hopes to camp at Boston College, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, UConn and Penn State, or at least as many of those schools as he is able to make it out to.

Jackson has already attended his first summer event -- a camp at Temple. That turned out to be a positive experience for him.

"I was there (Temple) last week," he said. "It was just a one-day camp. I played tight end and linebacker and I was named MVP of the linebackers there. I talked to coach Golden afterward, and coach D'Onofrio.

"They don't need to see any more from me. They said they're going to keep in close contact. So far they're just waiting on a couple of things and really haven't set whether they'll offer or not. So far it just looks like I did good at the camp and they don't need to see anything else."

UConn, on the other hand, probably does want to see a little more from Jackson. The Huskies are hoping he can make it to a camp this summer so they can evaluate him in person and see how he stacks up against the other players on their recruiting board.

"I've talked to coach (Matt) Cersosimo," Jackson said. "I'm going up to camp and I'm excited about that. He was going to stop by my school but none of my coaches were there that day so he couldn't. We've just been e-mailing each other a little bit.

"They're definitely interested in me. It's a great school and the football program's really coming up and starting to win. I think it would be a great program to play for."

Jackson does not have any favorites and that will probably be largely determined by which school, or schools, are the first to offer, assuming those offers do come in.

At 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds there is some dispute over what position Jackson will play in college. Temple had him perform at tight end and linebacker at their camp but Pitt is recruiting him as a defensive end or a linebacker. Most schools are recruiting him as an outside linebacker.

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