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We need playmakers on the offensive side of the ball and Jackson has been to Iowa a couple of times and Coach Wilkens has told me that if Iowa offered they would be tough to beat. He also told me that he does everything for them and is electric with the ball in his hands, a threat to score every time he touches the ball. An outstanding kid and very good student, with offers from NW and Vandy already. I hope we are not waiting for Jones causing us to miss out on Jackson.
Certainly sounds like a prototypical Iowa recruit. Why not? Especially if schools like NW and Vandy have offered.
I really liked his film. Not sure what the coaches are waiting on. Will be highly sought after and his interest in Iowa. Seems like a no-brainer.
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This. Was also very impressed with his film and don't have a clue what the coaches are waiting for. Especially considering that it sounds like he might be enrolling early at whatever school he chooses, it could benefit us a ton.
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The obvious answer is that there are others ahead of him on Iowa's board, but I know that's not what you're asking. As to why that is, which is the real issue, that remains unclear. I agree with you though - Iowa would have a great shot to land him, but the Hawkeyes can't wait too long.
I'm sorry, but Iowa is not in a position to be picky...especially when it comes to 4☆, Top 150 recruits....get them while their hot!
TOS doesn't even list Iowa as a school of interest for Jackson, so it begs the question of whether or not he really is that interested, or is fishing for offers. Maybe the coaching staff senses something about him. If he genuinely is interested, I agree, I wouldn't be the late suitor at the dance given our recent track record with RBs.
On a side note, I haven't heard a thing for some time on Braden Smith. Todd, any general idea if the Hawks are even in the mix anymore?
Iowa obviously sees the pecking order at running back as: Jones, Wilbon, Jackson. I agree, though, that Iowa should offer him ASAP.
Jackson has been on campus a few times on his own dime, believe me he is interested. I wouldn't have brought this up if I didn't think Iowa could land him. The new article on the kid from SD is certainly interesting as he brought up play calling and verticle routes as the reason to visit WI. These kids notice the crap offense we run and this was a huge knock on Davis when he was at Texas, receiver didn't like to play in his offense and if he had a verticle threat he didn't use them to their ablility.
It's possible that Iowa doesn't think as highly of him as other schools and/or recruiting services do.
Jackson has been rated in the Top150 with 247Sports since mid August.
Pretty sure it was J. White not Montee Ball.
No worries, I didn't take it that way. Was just using it to bolster your argument.
It's possible....they can't tell time on the field either...so...
In all seriousness, you recruit him as an ATH, let him know he'll get every shot at RB, so's not to scare off Jones. If he were to beat out Jones (Oh man what a problem to have...), so be it, if not, look at him for special teams/secondary. Lord knows, it wouldn't hurt a thing to bring in a higher class of athlete to the program for once.
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