Class of 2016 defensive back Jakkar Jackson is no stranger to Mid-American Conference programs. After taking multiple trips to MAC campuses over the last year, Jackson is finally starting to add some well deserved scholarship offers under his belt.
Earlier this Kent State was the first to give the Farmington, Michigan native a chance to play on the college level. While visiting Toledo over the weekend, Matt Campbell, and the Rockets followed suit, and gave the 5'11 185 pound safety a scholarship of their own.
"The Toledo visit went very well. While I was up there I really got the sense of the family feel. I interacted with the coaches very well, and they showed me where I would fit in their defensive scheme." Jackson told Hustle Belt.
"Coach Campbell sat me down in his office, and told me that I'm the type of guy to lead their program to probably a championship game in a couple of years. He said my toughness and character on and off the field is what the Rockets need, and what they would have love to have."
The college trips aren't over for Jakkar, as he plans to check out Central Michigan again on Saturday.
"I'm visiting CMU this weekend, and I'm expecting to leave campus with an opportunity to be apart of their program. It would be great to receive an offer from CMU this weekend. Last summer I went there for camp, and saw their campus. While being the best defensive back at the camp, I really viewed, and liked the campus." Said, Jackson.
"I talk to Coach Archie (Collins) every week, and Coach (George) Ricumstrict. I really get a family feel from their staff, and I know they're real people. The CMU offer would mean a lot to my family. It's close to home, and my style of play fits their defensive scheme, which my father, and I like."
Playing alongside many other Division I athletes last season, Jackson finished the year with 46 total tackles, and three caused fumbles for the 7-3 Farmington Falcons.
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