After receiving an offer last month days after decommitting from UCLA, three-star DE Myles Jackson took his official visit to Virginia Tech this past weekend.
As his tweet suggests, Jackson's visit to Blacksburg went quite well telling us that he had a "great" visit. His official visit included getting to tour the facilities, attend Virginia Tech's game victory over North Carolina, have a chance to connect with coaches and players, and eat "a very good amount."
Overall, what stood out the most for Jackson during his visit was the relationships with the coaches. When asked further about what specifically stood out about that, Jackson had this to say.
"They genuinely care about each other. The coaches and players have relationships emphasized and built upon trust. It’s a real brotherhood," Jackson said.
His visit included the opportunity to spend time with Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente with those conversations going quite well.
"My time spent with Coach Fuente went well," Jackson said. "He told me about how the defense needs a pass rusher that can really get after the quarterback, and they think that I can fill that role," Jackson said.
Jackson also got to spend lots of time with his potential collegiate position coach, VT's DL coach Charley Wiles. As Jackson told us, his time with Wiles was "great" and praised how Wiles is "very transparent and thorough."
On his visit, Jackson was hosted by true freshman RB Tahj Gary, a fellow Georgia native. Overall, Jackson's time with Gary improved Jackson's view of what it could be like to play at Virginia Tech.
"I had a lot of fun and got a lot of questions answered. He definitely affected my view positively," Jackson said.
Overall, Jackson told us that this visit "boosted their standing a lot", a great sign for the Hokies. That showed when Jackson included the Hokies in his top 4 alongside Georgia Tech, Illinois, and UCLA; where he was previously committed.
Looking ahead, Jackson told us that his only other scheduled visit currently is an official to UCLA November 2nd. At this point, Jackson has not scheduled an official to Georgia Tech or Illinois though he does have 2 more available for both of them having taken or scheduled officials to Virginia Tech, UCLA, and Coastal Carolina to date.
Virginia Tech made a strong impression on Myles Jackson this weekend and has emerged as a top contender for the talented defensive end from Georgia.