Virginia Tech Offers Recent UCLA Decommit Myles Jackson

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomas1996 | Sep 17, 2019
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Virginia Tech has offered a few players that are either committed or recently decommitted over the past couple weeks with recent UCLA decommit and 3* DE/LB Myles Jackson becoming the latest earlier today.

Jackson had this to say about his reaction to receiving a VT offer.

"I was pretty excited and surprised about the offer. I was very thankful," Jackson said.

Jackson received the offer via a phone call from DL coach Charley Wiles with the Hokies primarily pursuing the versatile athlete as a defensive end. However, Jackson told us that the Hokies see him as a versatile player who could also drop in coverage at times.

"VT is recruiting me to play a versatile defensive end position. He (Charley Wiles) says that their ends are like outside backers. Sometimes they drop in coverage, sometimes they are down lineman. and of course they rush the passer," Jackson said.

The Hokies have been a part of surge of interest since his UCLA decommit with several other Power 5 schools also showing interest including UCLA.

"Virginia Tech, Kansas, TCU, West Virginia, Georgia Southern, Colorado State, Kansas State and others. UCLA is also still recruiting me," Jackson said.

For now, Myles Jackson only has a visit to UCLA formally scheduled but that will change soon as he's already planning his official visit to Virginia Tech.

"I have a visit to UCLA on November 2nd. I'm in the process of planning an official to Virginia Tech," Jackson said.

Overall, this offer is making a big impact on Jackson's recruitment with the Hokies quite high on his list after offering the UCLA decommit.

"It definitely made a huge impact on my revruitment. Right now I'm keeping my options open and taking my time making a decision, but Virginia Tech is definitely high on the list," Jackson said.

Expect the Hokies to be a top contender in a recruitment that seems poised to grow in the coming weeks.