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Highly-coveted DT Alec Jackson still considering Texas

One of the top targets on the board for the Longhorns staff, Alec Jackson has an explosive and powerful game at defensive tackle.

Alec Jackson
Keith Niebuhr (247Sports)

Although he has has more then a dozen Power Five offers, Texas Longhorns defensive tackle target Alec Jackson isn't necessarily focused on the future, or what it holds. He's focused on the present, and forming his future. That started last Friday when Jefferson Davis got their first win of the season.

‘‘I’ve worked so hard this offseason and it feels good to know you've put in work for something that is greater than yourself, and that is winning for your teammates,” Jackson told Burnt Orange Nation. “That really is my main focus as of now, but once the times feels right I will commit to a school.’’

Holding offers from LSU, Texas, North Carolina, Auburn, Alabama and more, Jackson has said he will take his five official visits. He does think Texas will be on the list and plans to visit at some point this fall, but nothing is confirmed until he sits downs and talks with his family.

‘‘I really like what Texas is doing,” said Jackson. “I talk with Coach Haley time to time and he is a great guy. I feel we really connect. I think they have a solid defense, and also think I could see playing time early if I go there, two things I look for in a school.’’

When Jackson thinks of Texas, he thinks of the beautiful campus and the academics the school holds. Those two things are both important to him as well.

‘‘They weren't lying when they said everything is bigger in Texas,” he said. “It's a huge stadium, huge campus. The academics are very good, and I feel Texas would be a great place for me to learn and develop my game. I feel that they would give me a great place to advance my game.’’