Georgia QB considering the Tide

2003 recruiting

A private-school signal caller who has an incredible arm and terrific touch on his passes, Patrick Jackson is a quarterback being looked at by Alabama.

Jackson, 6-2 175 pounds, is a late bloomer physically, but he has developed into a terror versus opposing defenses. Last season Jackson was a first team All Region selection (for the second year), All State, and All Macon City, plus he was a second team All Middle Georgia honoree.

Playing for First Presbyterian Day high school in Macon, Georgia, Jackson must get stronger in order to withstand the hits, but his game intelligence prevents him from receiving many blows during a contest.

Sporting a 4.90 best-clocking in the 40-yard dash, Jackson plays in a four-receiver set and throws mostly from the pocket or on half sprints.

Jackson's coach, Greg Moore, was a student manager at Alabama the final two years of Ray Perkins' tenure and the first two of Bill Curry's. During that time, Les Koenning was a graduate assistant and the two became friends "We're running an offense similar to Homer Smith's," Moore said. "And Patrick is a carbon copy of Gary Hollingsworth."

His sophomore year Jackson completed 138 of 297 passes for 2112 yards, 17 Tds, and 11 interceptions. His junior year was even better with 187 completions off of 318 attempts for 2884 yards, 28 Tds, and just five picks.

Through eight games of his senior year, Jackson has totaled 131 completions on 214 attempts for 1822 yards, 17 Tds, and 11 picks. This year he has also began running the ball more and has picked up 254 yards on 49 carries.

Jackson has attended one day camps at Alabama, Auburn, Florida, MTSU, Georgia Tech, and Central Florida. He carries a 3.5 GPA and scored 1100 on the SAT.

MTSU, Troy State, and Central Florida are recruiting him the hardest, but Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, and UCLA are staying in constant contact with him.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Jackson has visited Alabama four times (three times for Saturday games) unofficially and there is a chance he would consider walking on.

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