It’s an odd way to
find out, perhaps. Then again, you could imagine worse. Charles Jackson, a
four-star-top-20 rated defensive back out of Collins High School in Klein,
Texas, said prior to making his announcement that he would call one of two
radio stations. One was located in Arkansas, home of the Razorbacks – one of
the teams he was considering. The other was 1620 The Zone, a popular radio
station in Nebraska.
Whichever station he called, that state’s main University
would be where he would be going.
It was Nebraska. And he talked about why.
“I love the school, the facilities, coach Sanders, coach
Pelini, Tom Osborne. It’s just a great program to be a part of,” Jackson told Kevin Kugler and Mike’l Severe,
the hosts of “Unsportsmanlike Conduct”, a popular radio show out of Omaha,
Charles chose the Huskers over the Razorbacks, which he
complimented in regard to their coaches, facilities and what not. But perhaps the thing that was
the big domino that fell in Nebraska’s favor was having a friend in David Santos already committed there. “Me and Santos are real good buddies. I’d say
that played a part in it,” he said. Another corner from his own state
committing earlier to Nebraska didn’t hurt either. “I’m excited to be playing
with Tevin Mitchel,” Jackson said.
The one worry many Husker fans probably had about a young
man from the Lone Star State, was the impending move out of the Big 12 and into
the Big Ten. Jackson said that was a factor early on, but not anymore. “I was worried at first. It doesn’t matter
anymore. As long as I get an education and win a championship.”
Jackson’s commitment comes on the heels of a bit of a flurry
for the Huskers as they got a pledge just over a week ago from Massachusetts
high school wide receiver Taariq Allen. That was followed by perhaps the
biggest commitment of the class in Aaron Green, a five-star #3 ranked running
back in Aaron Green. Aaron is the younger brother of a current Husker –
redshirt freshman defensive back Andrew Green.
Jacksons’ commitment makes that 16 for the Huskers, and
Jackson is the fifth who is projected to play defensive back for the Big Red.
Another member of the top 20 in this class who plays in the secondary is Tevin
Mitchel, who attends Mansfield Legacy which is also in Texas. Jackson makes
number five from the Lone Star State this recruiting season.
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