NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Theo Jackson said Sunday afternoon that he planned to be in Knoxville on Monday where he’ll get another look at Tennessee.
Jackson, a lanky 6-foot-2, 175-pounder out of Nashville’s Overton High School, has an offer from the Vols and has said he’d like to make a commitment before the start of his senior season.
“Tennessee started to get on me my sophomore year, and they kept in touch, really close, with my family,” said Jackson, still perspiring after his workout at the satellite camp overseen by coach Butch Jones and his staff at Tennessee State on Sunday.
“My dad is really good friends with a couple coaches, so it’s like a second home to me.”
Jackson said that Tennessee director of high school relations Patrick Abernathy, who was also at the satellite camp, once lived in the same neighborhood as his father.
Jackson has visited Tennessee before, most recently on April 16 for the Orange and White Game. He’s rated a three-star prospect and ranked No. 28 among class of 2017 safeties.
“Tennessee is recruiting me as a cornerback or safety,” said Jackson, whose other reported offers include FBS schools LSU, Louisville and Vanderbilt.
Jackson was unclear as to whether he’ll make any more visits to Knoxville, but he mentioned a trip to South Bend, Ind., on June 18, for Notre Dame’s “Irish Invasion” recruiting function.
Tennessee junior defensive back Justin Martin also hails from Overton High School, as does Oregon rising sophomore defensive back Ugo Amadi.