July 16, 2006

Junior WR high on 'Noles' wish list

Chris Jackson is still two years away from signing with a college, but the junior-to-be is turning heads all over the country. While rising juniors can't officially receive written offers until September 1st, the Henry County (GA) star is confident that the 'Noles will be one of the first to offer.

"I hope one is out there," said Jackson. "I hope they have one September first. That would be real nice."

"They've lead us to believe that," added Jackson's guardian Rex Robertson. "We've gotten verbals, but nothing is official. They told us as a sophomore they were waiting for him."

Other than FSU, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Tennessee have also shown a lot of interest. The 6-foot, 190-pound speedster just returned from Florida State where he has been attending the football camps since he was a freshman. He makes the short trip south every year because he's always been a fan of the Seminoles.

"They fit in the top with the rest of the schools, with Georgia and Georgia Tech," said Jackson

"They said he did good in the drills, and was blowing them away at the drills," added Robertson. "He would be excited (about an offer). They get who they want, but they usually don't offer early. There will be a little decision, but it won't be a long term deal."

So once September comes along, it may not be long after that when Jackson decides to make a decision.

"I would think we'll do it earlier than normal," said Robertson. "It won't be a senior decision. He won't wait to see what is out there. We've always done FSU and Tech camp every summer. Everyone he's been with has shown interest."

As a sophomore, Jackson lead McDonough High School with 13 touchdowns. He ran a 4.5 40-yard dash at FSU's camp last week but ran a 4.45 a few weeks prior at Georgia Tech. The attention he's been receiving has been unreal, especially for a kid who's only halfway through his high school career.

"We've been in shock," said Robertson. "It isn't gonna change anything. He has the work ethic, and he won't go in the other direction."


Lee Gordon Lee Gordon is a Sports Anchor/Reporter for WTEV/WAWS in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to that, he was Sports Director at WCTV in Tallahassee for five years. Lee has been in sports broadcasting since 1997 and has covered Florida State athletics for six years. He has been a member of the Warchant.com staff since 2004.

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