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After bringing in Camp Pride MVP honors, West Bloomfield 2015 DB/WR Obbie Jackson picks up offer #2 from Toledo
The University of Toledo dropped in on Obbie Jackson of West Bloomfield High School on Friday. The next day, Jackson took a moderate drive NW to Midland, MI for Camp Pride at Northwood University and simply dominated the receivers. The Defensive Back was relentless with a skin tight coverage and hands that knocked passes down before they got to the target. The Toledo Rockets staff found out about his performance and 2 days later, once the school week resumed - Jackson was offered his 2nd offer and 1st FBS offer from the University of Toledo. Jackson was available to comment on his offer and his Camp Pride performance.
West Bloomfield 2015 DB/WR Obbie Jackson was just offered by the University of Toledo. #TheDZone
— The D Zone (@TheD_Zone) March 17, 2014
Although Austin Peay State was Jackson's first offer, Toledo became the first D1 FBS school to offer Jackson. Obbie Jackson described how he felt after getting that exclusive FBS offer, "It's an exciting feeling that makes me want to keep working harder and harder to become better at my position."
It's been less than a week since Toledo started talking to Jackson. He already has high praise for the Rockets staff, "Toledo has a nice program with a good coaching staff. Both the coaching staff and players are cool to talk to," replied Jackson when asked about his thoughts on the staff.
Camp Pride this weekend featured many highly recruited players with offers ranging from Tennessee to Kentucky Christian and many in between. It was a major accomplishment for Jackson to become the Camp's overall MVP and DB MVP. Jackson who is 2 days removed from the Camp, discussed what he's reflected on since about the honors, "well because of all the exposure it just made me want to improve my game even more."
The Camp wasn't doing 40 yard dashes, bench press, etc. rather more drills and coaching to the athletes. Jackson who basically shutout his opposing receivers said this about his keys to dominating the camp, "As a DB you have to move on from the plays that happened in the past. So with that being said I came out every play with the intention to lock the WR down no matter who it was."
Jackson lined up against several new faces and some others he's seen before but still had no problem adjusting to who he lined up against. It was often times the same end result, a pass break up or QB had no spot to throw the ball. Jackson explained what he did to frustrate his opposition, "I treated every WR the same and played physical. WR's hate when you put your hands on them."
As for how Jackson will continue following his breakout performance at Camp Pride, Jackson replied, "Well this camp is now in my past and I plan to play to the best of my abilities in the future, working on all of the footwork drills and DB techniques."