February 1, 2011

Dawgs make late offer

With the start of national signing day just mere hours away, Georgia made a late offer Tuesday afternoon to Wayne County lineman and former Georgia Tech commitment Tre Jackson.

"They (Georgia) offered me today," Jackson told UGASports. "But I'm still undecided."

Jackson was formerly committed to Georgia Tech but recently had his scholarship offer rescinded by Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson after the 6-foot-4, 290-pounder decided to take a official visit to Florida nState.

According to Yellow Jackets' head coach Jody Grooms, Georgia's offer to Jackson didn't simply come out of the blue.

"They've been recruiting him all along. It's just been kind of a crazy situation, but Coach (Tony) Ball has done a good job keeping him in the loop with what's going on so we'll see," Grooms said. "He may sign tomorrow, he may not sign tomorrow. He's only visited the two schools (Georgia Tech and Florida State)."

Besides Georgia, Grooms said Jackson also has offers from a number of top schools, including Alabama, Miami, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina State, Rutgers, Southern University and Georgia Southern.

"We have a letter of intent from Alabama sitting here right now," Grooms said. "But we don't know what he's going to do."

Apparently, neither does Jackson, a former teammate of current Bulldog quarterback Parker Welch, along with current recruit Greyson Lambert.

"I have no idea what I'm going to do," Jackson said. "I'm going to go home, talk it over with my folks and try to decide what to do."

Grooms said it's no accident teams like the Bulldogs want to add Jackson to the fold.

"He's a great player, a dominant player, strong, mobile and just a pleasure to coach," Grooms said. "He's a dream kid. I've had a lot of great ones and he ranks right up there."

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