Tre Jackson Signs with Florida State

At 295 pounds, Tre Jackson is far from sloppy.

Tre Jackson, a talented lineman from Georgia has signed with the Florida State Seminoles.  Jackson, a talented, but under-the-radar 6'4" 295 pound lineman from Wayne County High School in Jesup, Georgia, was a long-time Tech commitment, but after visiting Florida State in January, he made the switch to the 'Noles.

Rankings:
ESPN/ #50 DT
247:Not yet rated
Scout:/ #54 OG
Rivals:/ #60 DT

Jackson missed his junior season after tearing his ACL in basketball, and went largely recruited until the midpoint of his senior season when Tech offered him a scholarship.  Several other schools showed interest, but not attending many camps hurt Jackson's exposure.  Then big offers started to come:  Florida State, Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Florida, and NC State.  At first, FSU's offer was for deferred enrollment.  But late in the game, FSU changed their mind.

Jackson shows surprising athleticism for such a big body.  He definitely is not a sloppy 290 lbs.  He has long arms and plenty of room to grow.  Jimbo Fisher often talks about big bodies who can "bend and play low to high."  Jackson can do just that.  He is not incredibly explosive, but he does flash solid explosion.  His lower-body is very thick and he has considerable room for added mass up top.  FSU likes him on the offensive at this time and will likely depend on his continued development after ACL surgery and his acclimation to the college game.  He is a three-star prospect on most of the services, and absolutely has the goods to be rated a four-star player if the services had evaluated him earlier.

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