April 19, 2010

LB Jackson discusses five visits

Pennsylvania linebacker Myles Jackson is doing his homework on all of the schools recruiting him and the 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect has been busy traveling of late.

Jackson, of West Chester (Pa.) Westchester Henderson, recently took visits to Rutgers, Boston College, Louisville, Notre Dame and Syracuse. He had plenty to say about each school on Monday.

"I just visited Rutgers this past Saturday," Jackson said. "It was just a spring practice but I got to talk to coach (Greg) Schiano and coach (Kirk) Ciarrocca, the recruiter for my area. I got to see the locker room and some of my facilities. It was my second time up there and it's a nice program. I like the coaching staff and the team has a family feel around it.

"Before that I visited Boston College for their junior day the week before. It was great and really informative. I got to see the campus and take a tour of that. The coaching staff seemed really great. It's their second year there and they're putting their stamp on the program. The players seemed great. They chose Boston College for the academics as well as the football so you get the best of both worlds.

"The week before that I went to Louisville's junior day. Coach (Charlie) Strong and the coaching staff are going to do a great job there. They're also putting their stamp on that job. The players were really getting after it in practice.

"I went to Notre Dame's junior day and that was really nice. I toured the facilities and walked around campus. The campus is beautiful. Coach (Brian) Kelly seems optimistic about where he can take the team and the coaching staff is following him.

"At Syracuse's junior day I got to see their basketball game against Villanova, and I saw the facilities. I talked to the coaching staff and they have a player's panel so you could see some aspects of their life."

As busy as Jackson has been he doesn't plan on slowing down any time soon. This weekend he will take a trip to Columbus to watch Ohio State's spring game. He is still trying to decide which camps he would like to attend this summer.

Jackson said he does not have any favorites, nor does he have any offers as of yet.

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