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North Carolina's top-ranked rising junior returns to Clemson

Savion Jackson, a prospect whose stock shot up in the spring, returned to Clemson on Wednesday for the Dabo Swinney Camp.

The rising junior defensive end from Clayton, N.C., has collected double-digit scholarship offers from ACC, SEC and Big 10 programs since late February.

“It was great,” Jackson said of his latest experience at Clemson. “It was good to be around the players and coaches. It was fun.”

Jackson (6-3, 245) previously visited Clemson to watch a spring practice in March on the heels of receiving offers from Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Defensive line coach Todd Bates later paid Jackson a visit during the spring evaluation period, and the two talked more in-depth at the camp this week.

“He said lots of good stuff, and that it was good to see me again and in action,” Jackson said. “He likes my fast feet, that I can bend and am fast off the ball.”

Jackson picked up his most recent offer from Penn State during a visit to State College last month, a little more than a week after being offered by Florida.

Clemson would present stiff competition to his suitors should it offer.

“There’s a lot of good people there,” Jackson said. “They care about your life after football.”

Jackson is ranked by 247Sports as the top prospect in North Carolina and No. 15 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

As a sophomore last season, he posted 51 tackles and seven sacks.

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