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Hot Carolina prospect reflects on visit

Defensive end Savion Jackson has racked up his first seven major scholarship offers since late February.

South Carolina was first to offer during his visit on Feb. 21. N.C. State followed less than a week later before North Carolina, Duke, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest threw their hats in last week.

The native of Clayton, N.C., is also drawing interest from Clemson, Florida and Florida State among others, and made his first visit to Clemson last Friday.

“It was great,” Jackson told The Clemson Insider. “Lots of great people there and atmosphere was great.”

Jackson (6-3, 245) traveled for the trip with a couple of coaches and teammates. They saw most of the campus, Death Valley, the locker rooms and new football complex.

“I loved it,” Jackson said of the football facility. “A place where I would not mind seeing every day. It was a good atmosphere.”

Jackson had the opportunity to speak in-depth with defensive line coach Todd Bates.

“That’s a great dude,” Jackson said. “We just talked about life and family, just to get to know each other. We had some good talks.”

Bates likes Jackson’s personality and what he brings to the table as a player.

“My motor and how I use my hands and I can run,” Jackson said. “And what kind of person I am.”

Jackson also visited N.C. State and South Carolina in February as well as Duke, Wake Forest and N.C. State again in March.

He said the Tigers would be at the top of his list if they join the mix down the road.

“Very high,” he said. “I really like them.”

As a sophomore, he had 50 tackles and 15 sacks.

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