Vernon Jackson is one of the more versatile recruits in the nation. The current Crimson Tide commit picked Alabama over TCU, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.
Taking commitments away from Alabama is no small task, but the Aggies have something to offer that Alabama can’t – a more attractive position. Jackson played quarterback and safety at Boling High School this season. Alabama is recruiting Jackson as an inside linebacker whereas Texas A&M wants him to play running back. The possibility of having the ball in his hands is something any quarterback has to listen to
The Aggies have a few unproven commodities at the quarterback position. Keith Ford is out of eligibility following the 2017 season leaving Trayveon Williams and Kendall Bussey as the main competitors to Jackson in the backfield. He won’t be handed the starting role, but he’ll have a legitimate chance for immediate playing time, something that won’t be the case at Alabama.
Fisher paid Jackson a visit in mid December. Despite his Alabama pledge, Jackson did not sign during the early signing period, leaving some hope that he might be willing to entertain other offers. Jackson is still in play for the Aggies.