January 25, 2011

TTU set to visit DE Jackson

Texas Tech has been a major player in the recruitment of three-star defensive end Branden Jackson for a good while now.

The Red Raiders may be making their final in-person pitch soon.

"I know Texas Tech is coming to visit on Thursday," Jackson confirmed recently. "It will probably be coach Robert (Prunty) that comes.

"That's the only (visit from coaches) that I know of."

Jackson has one official visit remaining that he could still choose to take but he is no longer sure that he will take another visit.

Last week he revealed that Texas Tech and Oregon top his list. Does that still hold true?

"Yeah, basically," he said, adding that Pitt is on the outside looking in.

"I'm liking the coaches at Pitt that have come in from other schools. I've got good relationships with them. They're changing the defense to something I'll like more. It will benefit my position."

He reiterated, however, that the Red Raiders and Ducks are out in front. Jackson does not have a decision date in mind.

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