Georgia Football Recruit Antwuan Jackson: Sometimes Kids Are Just Too Nice


Georgia football recruiting target Antwuan Jackson sings the Bulldog’s praises. But is he just trying to be nice?

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The problem with tracking college football recruiting is the kids are too nice. Recruits really don’t want to tell anyone, “Hey, dude, you’re out it.”

It could be that kids like the attention. But more than likely, kids want to please – they don’t want to let anyone down.

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That’s why Georgia fans should go ahead and let go of Antwuan Jackson (DT, 6’2” 304, Ellenwood, Cedar Grove High), a 2016 Rivals 4-star, top 10 in Georgia and top 6 national defensive tackle prospect and number 4 player in the Georgia.

Jackson’s recent comments pumped up the Dawg Nation.

“I was thinking Michigan had a ‘Fab Five’ for basketball, so why can’t we have one in football and on the defensive line? I was thinking I might want to have a ‘Fab Five’ wherever I go.” Talking to Dan McDonald of, Jackson got specific and Georgia fans perked up. “Some players I talk to are like Tyler [Clark], Julian [Rochester], Derrick [Brown] and some people say Rashan Gary or Michail Carter from Jackson, so you might see us all playing together.” Georgia tops both Brown’s list and Carter’s list. Clark is committed to Georgia as is Rochester, who is openly recruiting Jackson. In fact, the two are rooming together at the upcoming The Opening.

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Chris Kirschner of the quoted Rochester. “I’m staying with (Cedar Grove DT) Antwuan Jackson. Me and him talk all the time. He’s still keeping his eyes open. I’m telling him that you can go one way with me or you can go without me, but (UGA is) going to have the best D-line for the next four years to come.”

Jackson also told Jeff Sentell of the, “I am always going to be looking at Georgia. They are my home school.”

It’s no wonder Bulldog recruiting enthusiasts are excited.

But while Jackson and Rochester will room at The Opening, Jackson has shared no plans to be at Dawg Night on July 18 and states he will do no more visiting after The Opening.

Jackson also waxes enthusiastic about Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Gardner. “I have always thought that [Tracy Rocker is the vest defensive line coach in the country]” Jackson told Sentell. “He’s at the top of the game right now coaching the defensive line. He just works his players every day like they are in the middle of a real game. He will push you a lot to bring out your best.”

Jackson has released his top ten of schools and he has Auburn and Ohio State as co-leaders with Georgia at third. Jackson has visited Auburn at least 10 times, maybe a dozen. When it’s hard to track a prospect’s visits to a campus, that campus is will likely be his home for four years . . . or three.

So relax Bulldog fans. We’re the grownups. What kids say may be as much to please us as to tell us their true feelings.

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