LB Jamar Jackson tripping to The Ville

Jamar Jackson

After making his first official visit of the season last weekend, Richmond, Virginia linebacker prospect Jamar Jackson will make his second such trip when he visits Louisville this Saturday. Where else will Jackson visit and does the three-star athlete have a favorite? InsideTheVille.com has the latest!

As a junior, 6-foot-4, 225-pound outside linebacker Jamar Jackson totaled 55 tackles, including seven for a loss, thee sacks, and an interception for Varina High School in Richmond, Virginia and earned all-district, all-metro, and second team all-region honors for his efforts.

The Scout.com three-star prospect also boasts impressive 4.6 type speed and a 31 inch vertical, making him one of the top linebacker prospects on the east coast.

His list offers has continually grown throughout the spring and summer months, with Louisville and Virginia Tech among those that have extended scholarship invitations during the past few months. Programs such as Boston College, Duke, NC State, and Syracuse also help make up a strong offer sheet for Jackson.

However, while his list of offers may continue to grow, Jackson has five schools currently on his short list and has started the process of visiting each.

"I went to Boston College last weekend on an official visit and I'm going to Louisville for one this weekend," said Jackson. "I'm going to N.C. State the next weekend and then Virginia Tech the weekend after that. I'm also going to visit Clemson."

As he makes his way to each school Jackson explained that he'll be looking at what opportunities exist at the outside linebacker position.

"I want to see what they have to offer for my position and what players they already have there," he explained, adding that he hopes to have the opportunity to compete for playing time as a true freshman. "I would like to come in and have that opportunity."

Jackson admits that his trip to Boston College last weekend was impressive and that a high standard has been set for others to equal or better.

"They are all still pretty even," he said. "I did like my visit with Boston College, but it was my first official visit."

While rated as a three-star defensive end by Scout.com, Jackson is being recruited by most as an outside linebacker.

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