Clemson has reached out in several different directions since losing a commitment from DB Juwuan Briscoe earlier this month in an attempt to fill that void at cornerback. The Tigers have offered current Virginia Tech commitment Mook Reynolds, former Louisville commitment Kareem Orr and current Miami commitment Michael Jackson (6-1 192) of Hoover, AL. All are interested in the Tigers, especially Jackson who has camped with the Tigers for several summers.
"I've been going to the camp for like four or five years straight," Jackson said this week from the Alabama-Mississippi All Star Game practice. "I'm not saying I'm going to decommit from Miami but I have to rethink about me going to Miami and possibly me going to Clemson. They are pushing pretty hard. I hear from them a couple of times a week."
Jackson has not taken any official visits yet but is scheduled to visit Miami January 23rd. He plans to set a visit with Clemson the weekend before that.
Having been to Clemson several times for camp, Jackson already has a good feel for the place and the people. "It just kind of felt like home," he said. Jackson said he's not considering any other schools besides Clemson and Miami, and he reiterated that he has not decommitted from Miami.
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This season Jackson had about 30 tackles with 2 interceptions. He said coaches tell him they like his size and his knack for finding the ball.