A&M closes out signing day with former Bama commit Jackson

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Boling’s Vernon Jackson is one of the most unique athletes in the state of Texas. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound senior can project to almost any position in college. A high school quarterback and linebacker, he is being recruited as a running back, h-back, fullback, tight end, defensive end and linebacker by different programs.

Jackson had been committed to Alabama since mid-September but, after waiting until Wednesday evening to make an announcement, he has now flipped to Texas A&M will sign with the Aggies.

The four-star jumbo athlete spent this past weekend on an official visit to Aggieland. He had been to Texas, Alabama and TCU the previous three weekends but it was the final trip to College Station that convinced him to stay close to home.

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New head coach Jimbo Fisher had offered Jackson as a defensive end at Florida State but likes the small-town standout as a running back for the Aggies.

Jackson had originally considered signing early with the Tide but held off in order to officially visit the three in-state schools. His commitment represents a big win for Fisher and the Aggies over Nick Saban and Co.

In the playoffs, Jackson had multiple 300-yard rushing games, showing the incredible athleticism that had him holding offers from all over the country.

Jackson is the eighth player to commit to Texas A&M on what was a huge signing day for the Aggies. Six of the eight new signees were four-star prospects and two switched from Alabama to A&M.

The Aggies are still awaiting one more decision as junior college defensive end Dorian Gerald pushed back his signing date to Friday.

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