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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
TE Arshad Jackson excited about FSU visit

By Kipp Adams

Three-star tight end Arshad Jackson (Hampton, Ga./Lovejoy) has been committed to Auburn for six months, but the uncertainty with the Tigers’ coaching staff has him in wait-and-see mode.

“I am waiting to see if the head coach is going to stay or not,” Jackson said. “If he stays, then I will be at Auburn. But if he doesn’t I will likely move on and take my official visits.”

Two programs are hoping to reel in the 6-foot-6, 235-pound prospect, and one of them will have him on campus this weekend.

“FSU and Ole Miss are making the biggest push for me right now,” Jackson said. “I am going to see Florida State play Florida on Saturday, and I am looking forward to getting to know the coaches at Florida State better, seeing how they are on gamed ay and how they utilize their tight ends in person.”

Jackson says if he does take official visits, they will be after his season is over. The Wildcats host Marietta Friday in the second round of the class AAAAA playoffs.

“I plan to take officials to Ole Miss, FSU, Tennessee and Mississippi State,” Jackson said. “I will probably save the last one and see what happens at Auburn.”

The Seminoles have one advantage in their pursuit of Jackson in that one of his best friends is already committed to Florida State.

Davin Bellamy and I are really close, and he is trying to get me to join him in Tallahassee,” Jackson said.