Thursday, December 6, 2012
Juco CB Nate Jackson Big 12 bound
By Erik McKinney
Still feeling the positive effects of an official visit to Kansas State this past weekend, cornerback Nate Jackson (San Mateo, Calif./San Mateo) went all-in with a commitment to the Wildcats on Thursday.
Jackson was scheduled to take an official visit to Utah this weekend, but the 5-foot-11, 185-pound cornerback already found a home, according to San Mateo assistant head coach Tim Tulloch.
"He loved his visit," Tulloch said of Jackson. "He loved coach [Bill] Snyder and the rest of the staff. He loved everything about it and he said it felt like home. He wanted to jump in and make the decision."
Jackson will sign on Dec. 19 and enroll at Kansas State in January, where he will have three years to play two. Kansas State continues to be a desirable destination for California junior college products, and Tulloch said it isn't an accident.
"They've done very well with California junior college guys," Tulloch said. "They have a good plan for them and they know how to deal with transfers, get them transitioned in and get them graduated. We've had guys go out there and really have a good experience."
Tulloch said Jackson will fit in very well with the defense scheme employed by Kansas State.
"He has great ball skills and does a great job coverage wise with the things they run," Tulloch said. "He's a great kid--extremely humble and a hard-worker. They are getting a good one."
Jackson is commitment No. 9 for Kansas State, and the second cornerback to commit to the Wildcats' 2013 recruiting class. He also held offers from Fresno State, Hawaii and Washington State, among others.