January 28, 2009
Army picks up 2nd QB commit in Cody Jackson
As noted in the GBK.com article on January 22nd ("QB Beck commits to Army - who will be next"), quarterback was a priority for this recruiting class, and Head Coach Rich Ellerson and the Army coaching staff knew they had to hit the 2009 group with a full head of steam and come out with some winners.
Army picked up a verbal commitment today when San Mateo (CA) Junipero Serra two-star quarterback, Cody Jackson selected the Black Knights.
Over the week, the Black Knights have now added two potential quarterbacks of the future, in Chris Beck who committed on Thursday and Jackson.
The Junipero Serra High School dual-threat quarterback spent the early part of this week assessing his college options after taking his official visit to Army this past weekend. According to Jackson, he received a call yesterday from Army offensive coordinator, Ian Shields and was told that he had been officially accepted into West Point. That evening, Jackson sat down with this parents and his head football coach (Patrick Walsh) at Junipero Serra to evaluate what would be the best opportunity for him, both on and off the field.
In the end, the 6-foot-0, 200 signal-caller felt in his gut that he wanted to wear the Black & Gold of Army, as well as become a West Point Cadet. Therefore the senior went ahead, pulled the trigger, ended his recruiting and joined the Army Black Knights' recruiting class of 2009. The first stop for Jackson will be the USMAPS.
However, the Army coaching staff will not stop here, as they will look to pull in at least a third and possible forth recruit at the quarterback position. Bearing in mind, that whoever that prospect might be, he will have to have the potential (an athlete) to play another skilled position if called upon to do so. That the Ellerson way.
Along with the coaching staff, a lot of credit needs for some of the recent commits and those on the fence has to go to Recruiting Coordinator Tucker Waugh, who's travel itinerary & tireless hours are probably only surpassed by that of President Baraka Obama.
GoBlackKnights.com congratulates Cody Jackson on his verbal commitment to play for the Army Black Knights and join the Long Gray Line.
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