Friday, March 1, 2013
Introducing the class: Eddie Jackson
By Greg Ostendorf
Editor's note: This is a series introducing Alabama's 2013 recruiting class that will continue to run after signing day.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The recruiting process started late for four-star athlete Eddie Jackson, but it didn’t take long for him to make a decision. After earning a scholarship from Alabama and taking his official visit to Tuscaloosa, he knew he wanted to sign with the Crimson Tide. Jackson played on both sides of the ball in high school, but he’s expected to start out at cornerback for Alabama. Head coach Nick Saban told him he has a chance to play early.
Q: What made you sign with Alabama?
Eddie Jackson hopes to make a good first impression at Alabama.
A: I knew Alabama was the best place, the best fit for me. It will help me become a better athlete and a better man off the field.
Q: What’s life been like since your commitment?
A: It’s kind of been the same. I’m still staying humble, putting God first and trying to work hard. I’m just ready to go up there and compete.
Q: When did you first meet Coach Saban? What was that like?
A: I met Coach Saban the day I came on my visit (in January). It was like a dream come true. Everybody looks up to Coach Saban down here. He’s the greatest coach ever. It was a shock, but it was a wonderful feeling.
Q: What’s your favorite Alabama memory to this point?
A: My memory would probably be the parade, when I went up there for the parade. It was just crazy. It was amazing how many people were there and just seeing them up on that stage and things like that.
Q: What’s your goal when you get to Alabama?
My goal is to first off, get my academics and things straight, to work hard, earn a position on the field and play my freshman year.
Q: Do you have a favorite play or memory from high school?
A: My favorite play is when I run the X go, it’s a route where I run a fly pattern. There was one game, the St. Thomas Aquinas game, I had six catches for 180 yards.
Q: What's your thoughts on Mario Cristobal going to Alabama?
A: I was pretty excited having another guy from down South with me, somebody who’s from Florida. I knew Coach Cristobal pretty well when he was at FIU and then he went to Miami.
Favorite food: Subway (Ham sandwich)
Dream car: Bentley Coupe
Number at Alabama: 2
Favorite NFL player: Patrick Peterson
Dream vacation: Hawaii
Hobby: I like to work out and play games (basketball).
Music before a game: Meek Mill, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne