Columbus Marion-Franklin defensive lineman Terrell Jackson had an outstanding senior season and Michigan State definitely took notice. Jackson is committed to Duke but he’s visiting East Lansing this weekend. What will happen?
Columbus Marion-Franklin defensive lineman Terrell Jackson had an outstanding senior season and Michigan State definitely took notice.
6-foot-3 and 260-pound Jackson had a 20 plus sack season from his
defensive end spot. Jackson played defensive tackle during his sophomore
and junior seasons.
Jackson had at least 17 scholarship offers before committing to Duke. He made his official visit there the weekend of Dec. 9.
However, while Jackson remains committed to the Blue Devils, he
has begun taking visits again. He made an official to Illinois over the
weekend and the Illini have offered a scholarship.
“It was a pretty good trip,” Jackson said. “They have a great
campus. I liked the atmosphere. Coach (Tim) Beckman offered me right
after he took over.”
The Spartans were anything but asleep at the wheel when it comes
to Jackson. They called him on Sunday right after he got back from
“I talked to Mike Tressel,” Jackson said. “He said I’m supposed
to receive an offer this week. He didn’t go into detail. I’m excited.
I’m hoping everything comes through. I’m meeting with coach Tressel.
He’s coming to my house and school (today). I’m hoping the offer comes
If the offer comes it seems like there is a pretty good chance
Jackson would flip from Duke to the Spartans when he makes his official
visit to Michigan State this weekend.
“I’m verbally committed to Duke,” Jackson said. “Michigan State is probably next- it’s between Michigan State and Illinois.”
In addition to Michigan State this coming weekend, Jackson has an official visit scheduled to Pitt the weekend of Jan. 27.
When asked if he might cancel the visit to Pitt if the Spartans
offer a scholarship, Jackson said, “We’ll see how things go this week.”
Check out Jackson in action courtesy of ScoutingOhio.com: