September 19, 2010

LB Jackson watches Owls defeat Huskies

Over the summer Temple became the first school to offer a scholarship to West Chester (Pa.) Westchester Henderson linebacker Myles Jackson.

That's still the only offer the 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect has, though other schools are showing a lot of interest, and Jackson was at Temple over the weekend.

It turned out to be a great showcase for what the Temple coaching staff is building. The former Big East program beat a current Big East program, UConn, in convincing fashion.

"I still have [the Temple offer]," Jackson said on Saturday evening. "I went to their game today verses UConn. I still talk to their coach every week. We're in close contact. I'm definitely gonna be visiting [Temple] some more.

"I was definitely impressed. Their defense is really aggressive and played really physical. They laid some big hits. You can tell the program is on the rise and making some noise. They're trying to show people they're back."

Jackson hasn't scheduled any visits to any other schools yet partly because he doesn't know what would conflict with his school schedule and what his own football team is doing.

His Westchester Henderson squad is 3-0 this year so far. They have won a couple of close games and they play their crosstown rival this coming week.

"I feel like I've done well," Jackson said. "I've played mostly defensive end this season. I've gotten in on six sacks, an interception and a rushing touchdown. I've been playing pretty well, just leading my team as a captain. Hopefully we'll make it to the playoffs."

Jackson has also been in contact with the coaches from Rutgers and UConn on a weekly basis through e-mail and over the phone. He said Boston College has also contacted him each week since the contact period opened up at the beginning of this month.

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