Pitt FB Recruiting
Florida Linebacker Khadry Jackson Gets Pitt Offer and Plans to Return
Another offer has been extended to a player that took part in the Pitt prospect camp.
2019 athlete Khadry Jackson from Windermere Prep School in Orlando, Florida is the latest player to receive an offer from Pitt.
Jackson (6-2, 200) plays safety in high school but is being recruited by Pitt to play linebacker. Currently, he holds offers from Iowa State, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, NC State, Rutgers, South Florida and Central Florida.
The fact that he received this offer didn’t come as a surprise to Jackson.
“I’ve been in touch with the coaches from Pitt for a while now. Coach Harley came in early January to see me and then Coach Bates, Coach Salem and Coach Harley came to see me during the spring too,” said Jackson. “I had a feeling that because Coach Salem called me two weeks ago and said come have a good camp and there’s a good chance I’d leave with an offer.”
That all happened yesterday as Jackson received the news from Pat Narduzzi.
“I talked with Coach Narduzzi for about 15 minutes and he said he sees me playing at the Star linebacker position the hybrid role, as a safety and linebacker. They believe I would fit in well because I play well in open space and can tackle well.”
“It was great working with Coach Harley because he was real tough on me,” said Jackson. “He made me do extra reps when we were on the bags because I didn’t do it right and he said do it again. I want coaches to do that to me so I don’t cheat and do things the right way. He just seems like a coach that will always push you to do better which is good. He has a standard of wanting his players to do things the right way and to become great.”
Prior to the visit, Jackson was getting educated on Pitt football and the city of Pittsburgh from one of his assistant coaches, former Panther and NFL lineman Mike McGlynn.
“Coach McGlynn brought me and two of my teammates and we came up here and got in late Friday night. He drove us around the Pitt campus area, went past the Cathedral, and everything around the campus. That was nice,” said Jackson. “He took us through the tunnel and saw how when you come out the city explodes on you and it was real nice seeing that.”
Jackson must have enjoyed his visit yesterday because this morning he exclusively told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will be returning to Pittsburgh this coming weekend to make his official visit.