Four-star LB favors in-state school

Four-star LB favors in-state school

Alabama and Tennessee have jumped into the race for one of the top linebackers in the 2015 class. Find out who this linebacker is, who is No. 1 school is, and more here...

No official offers in writing can be sent out to juniors at this time, but Alabama did about the closest thing you can do to let a prospect know that the Crimson Tide likes them.

"I got a letter from Alabama telling me that they cannot officially offer me yet, but that they want me to play for Alabama and that they will have an offer from me," said De'Amontae Jackson.

"The letter pretty told me they were offering me a scholarship without putting it in writing right now. It was nice to see that because I had been getting a lot of mail from Alabama.

"It is a great school, they have the top team in the nation, and I like Alabama a lot."

That was not the only school to deliver big news to the four-star linebacker last week.

"Tennessee sent the same type of letter that Alabama did, so they offered me last week too. Tennessee has been playing pretty good this season and I want to get up there for a visit."

The only school the 6-foot, 240 pound inside linebacker has visited this season is Florida. He was inside The Swamp when the Gators played Arkansas.

Jackson is still waiting for UF to offer.

"I talk to Coach [Brian] White (Running backs), he is my recruiting coach and he just tells me to give playing hard. He told me Florida likes me and asked for me to just be patient, then everything will fall into place.

"I would really like Florida to offer because I like them. It is loud there, they play physical style of football, and football there is big."

Other than Alabama and Tennessee, Jackson knows he has an offer from Florida State. He has the Seminoles on top of his list.

"I grew up a fan of Florida State and they are my leader," said Jackson. "I plan to be up there for the Idaho game soon and I am excited about that.

"I stay in contact with Coach [Randy] Sanders (Quarterbacks) and we talk a lot. I like what they are doing and I look forward to visiting there again."

Who could be next to offer the junior out of Citra (Fla.) North Marion? "I have boxes of mail and letters from schools all over. Miami, Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, West Virginia, and South Carolina have sent a ton of mail. I get letters from all over."

Jackson is the No. 6 junior inside linebacker on Scout.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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