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Texas LB target Dontavious Jackson releases his top 5

The Longhorns are still in the mix with the key inside linebacker prospect.

Dontavious Jackson
Dontavious Jackson
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Following a weekend official visit to see the Florida Gators, Texas Longhorns linebacker target Dontavious Jackson released his list of top five schools early Monday afternoon:

Since the 6'2, 239-pounder isn't planning on giving any interviews leading up to his decision on National Signing Day, don't expect a lot of news to emerge about him as he attempts to decide between his final five schools.

The big visit still looming for him is his official visit to see the Alabama Crimson Tide next weekend. Jackson has already taken official visits to Florida State in October and Michigan in late November. An official visit to Texas hasn't ever been in the plans for him, even though he still has one available, but he did take an unofficial to Austin in November and has discussed the possibility of making it back before National Signing Day. With one weekend now available for that trip, it seems more likely that he will do so.

If he doesn't, it could be a bad sign for the Longhorns, as the Seminoles staff feels good about its chances with the consensus four-star prospect and 2016 Under Armour All-American. However, Florida State fans don't feel quite as confident since the 'Noles have traditionally struggled to land top players from the state of Texas and Jackson has been a big fan of Texas head coach Charlie Strong and the Longhorns throughout the process.

His 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions still reflect that belief:

Some further good news? The last two predictions have come in for Texas, including the one from Chris Nee, a Florida State recruiting analyst.

Oh yeah, one last thing -- Jackson has been part of a group with Aldine Davis linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch that has been discussing playing together at Texas. With fellow Under Armour All-American Jean Delance already committed and Eric Cuffee likely to do so at point before National Signing Day, those developments could tip the scales in favor of the home-state school.

Jackson is ranked as the No. 121 prospect overall, the No. 6 inside linebacker, and the No. 18 prospect in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Throughout his recruitment, he's accumulated nearly 60 offers.