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2016 Central Michigan Football Recruiting: DB Jakkar Jackson Recaps Recent Visit

The junior had a great time at CMU on Saturday.

Jakkar Jackson
Jakkar Jackson

Coming off a solid win over Purdue, Central Michigan, like many other Mid-American Conference programs on Saturday, ended up on the short side of the stick. While a majority of CMU fans were unimpressed with the 40-3 loss to Syracuse, many of the recruits on hand, walked away excited.

One of the class of 2016 prospects that had a great time on his trip to Mt. Pleasant, was defensive back Jakkar Jackson.

"A few things that stood out was the campus, because when I went to the CMU camp, I really didn't get a chance to see the campus. Also their defense stood out a lot to me during the game. I really feel like their defense works for my skill set at the safety or nickel position." Jackson stated to Hustle Belt.

Before the Chippewas game on Saturday, Jackson spoke, and caught up with many of the CMU coaches, who made the Farmington High (MI) junior feel very comfortable.

"As soon as I got on campus, I talked to the whole defensive coaching staff, especially the defensive back coach, Coach Archie Collins."

"When I talked to the coaching staff they asked me how my season was going, and they had heard about the game I had the night before my visit. They told me to keep sending film, and stay in touch because I am definitely a big recruit for them."

Still a couple years away from suiting up on the college level, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound, Jackson has yet to receive a scholarship offer, but is attracting quite a bit of interest from not just Central Michigan. The coaching staffs from Toledo, Michigan State, Purdue, Boston College, and Pittsburgh are also keeping a close eye on him.

Even though he doesn't hold a scholarship at the moment, Jackson hopes the Chippewas soon change that.

"The CMU offer would mean a lot because I love the coaching staff, and I have a great relationship with them as well. He said. "During my visit I watched their game very closely. I think that my skill set could definitely fit in their scheme, by playing coverage on slot receivers, and moving in and out the box."

Playing both ways for Farmington, Jackson is one of the key reasons why the Falcons are 2-1 so far this young season. Get a small glimpse of him in action, with these highlights of his first three games, brought to you by the crew at Hudl: