Solid three-star wide receiver Jesse Jackson is one of the 500 best players in the 2014 recruiting class, and he named the Mississippi State Bulldogs the leaders in his recruitment after visiting the school yesterday. The Petal, Mississippi recruit has garnered offers from all three major in-state programs (Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Southern Miss), but the Bulldogs stand out to Jackson. He has four total offers, with the fourth offer being from the Alabama Crimson Tide (three SEC offers in total). Although Mississippi State is his favorite as of yesterday, the powerful Crimson Tide still have a solid chance at landing Jackson.
Other schools with interest in Jesse Jackson are two ACC programs in the Florida State Seminoles and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The three-star wide receiver hasn’t gained as much interest as one would think, but the major offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State show that Jackson is a talented wideout.
Currently ranked 65th in the nation at the wide receiver position by the 247Composite, Jackson caught 39 passes for 842 yards and 11 touchdowns last season for Petal High. The 6’2″, 195 pound wideout runs a 4.55 forty, and he certainly has big-play ability that would make him a great add for SEC programs like Mississippi State. Jackson is one of the top 15 recruits in the state of Mississippi, so he would certainly be a solid in-state prize for Dan Mullen and the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State is certainly in a great position to land Jackson, because he is one of their top targets at the wide receiver position in this recruiting period. It’s always great for a school to be the leaders in the recruitment of a talented, in-state prospect whom they’ve been recruiting hard, and it will be interesting to see if Alabama continues to increase their interest in Jackson.