Hermitage’s Jackson receives offer from Elon, visits colleges

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Spring has sprung for Hermitage linebacker Mateo Jackson.

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The talented tackler has been having himself quite the spring fever when it comes to reeling in college offers.

Recently, Jackson picked up offers from both Army and the Naval Academy. Hermitage veteran coach Patrick Kane is happy for his rising senior defensive player.

Mateo Jackson

“He’s an excellent student and leader. He has all the intangibles,” Kane said. “He’s a very physical player with great instincts and good hands.”

In addition. to Army and Navy handing offers to Jackson, many other colleges have taken notice in how hard Mateo Jackson works on and off the field. Richmond gave Jackson an offer early on, and Elon has added themselves on the offer board as well thus far. Mateo has kept himself busy with visiting other colleges as well that have shown interest in his ability of play.

“I have been to William and Mary, Navy, Richmond, James Madison, and I just visited Elon this past Friday, then I went back to Richmond for a second time this spring this past Saturday,” Jackson added. “This upcoming Saturday, I will be at ODU and the following weekend I’ll be up at UVA for their Spring Game.”

Jackson feels really good about how many offers he has gotten, and knows that all his hard work to get here has paid off.

“It feels really great. To know that all my hard work is beginning to pay off is a great feeling.”

As all football players have goals, Jackson has many personal and team goals that he’d like to accomplish his senior year next year, but the ultimate goal is to bring a state championship to Hermitage.

“My biggest goal, personal and team, is to finish out with the state championship trophy coming back to Hermitage,” he said. “Another big personal goal I have is to break the school record for tackles in a season.”