January 10, 2008

Jackson officially ends his recruitment

The University of Georgia received a surprising commitment from one of the premier defensive ends in the country back in June and had to fight off many top programs to keep his name on their list. Toby Jackson picked Georgia over Alabama, Miami, FSU and others six months ago, but he had not ruled any of them out. The Rivals100 rush end always kept the door open a bit until now.

"I am done with recruiting and I am officially a Bulldog," said Jackson late Thursday night. "I thought about things, I talked things over with my parents, I looked at everything and could not find a reason why I shouldn't be a Bulldog."

"Georgia has great tradition, everyone in my family loves Georgia, they have a lot of history, they are one of the best teams in the country, they are the home state team and I am excited about being a part of that program."

The biggest competition for Georgia always seemed to be Alabama and he was supposed to be visit the Tide officially this weekend, but that trip will not take place.

"After talking to my parents tonight, they called Alabama and cancelled the visit and let them know we were not going," he said. "I liked Alabama and it was a nice school, but I am going to Georgia. I called that visit off and I will be a Dawg next year."

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound four-star end said time after time that he was leaving the door open to see what other schools had, but he said that door has been closed for good.

"I am just going to sit back, relax, work out and train hard for my future at Georgia now. I am not taking anymore visits, I am not looking at any other schools and I just going to focus on the future."

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