July 14, 2007

Star Jackson earns Auburn offer

Over 100 quarterbacks have camped at Auburn this summer but only one has walked away with a firm offer from the Tigers.

Lake Worth (Fla.) standout Star Jackson received that honor Saturday following AU's one-day senior mini-camp.

"I got the offer today," said Jackson. "That means a lot. I have to respect that and appreciate that but I have to stay humble."

Jackson, who is rated a four-star and the nation's No. 2 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com, received the offer from Auburn offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Al Borges.

"He just came up and asked me, 'How many offer do you have?' I told him how many I had and he said, 'Add one more. Auburn is on your list.'

"You have to take that under consideration. Auburn is such a great University with a history and everything it has."

The 6-foot-3, 182-pound Jackson enjoyed working under Borges whose engineered the SEC's top offense two of the last three years.

"I learned a lot today," said Jackson. "We watched some film and then we came out and applied the film to the field. I felt real comfortable around the coaches and players.

"It was great coming out here and working with these receivers. There was a lot of talent out there. It was just great to get out here and meet all these guys."

Saturday was Jackson's first trip to Auburn but he'd already heard plenty about the SEC power from Lake Worth head coach Errick Lowe who was a receiver at AU from 1995-98.

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