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2014 ATH Jackson hoping to see FSU

4/10/2012

Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) athlete Vincent Jackson wasn't able to get to Florida's spring game due to transportation issues but he's hoping to make it to Tallahassee this weekend for the Florida State spring game.

"I'm going to try to find a way to get there," Jackson said. "They have been talking to me and I want to see them."

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Jackson spent much of his sophomore year playing at linebacker and defensive end for Jesuit due to depth chart issues. At the next level, however, Jackson sees himself as a game-changer at the tight end position.

"I think tight end is my best position to be honest and it's where I've been starting since my freshman year," Jackson said. "I don't think there's any tight end out there that plays like me to be honest."

Jackson already has verbal offers from South Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, UCF, Duke, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Purdue and Mississippi State. Several more schools have reached out in recent weeks.

"Florida, Florida State, Michigan State, LSU and UCLA have all reached out and are trying to get me on campus over the summer," Jackson said.

Jackson said he grew up as a fan of Miami and Florida, both programs are recruiting him as a tight end.