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Frederick County Standout Chooses Dukes

Tuscarora do-it-all senior Jakarie Jackson has committed to play for James Madison, Tuscarora assistant coach Mike O'Brien reports.

Here's what the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record had to sat about Jackson:

Jackson said he told JMU coach Mickey Matthews and assistant Ulrich Edmonds when the pair visited his family's home Wednesday night that he would join the Dukes, spurning offers from Temple, Delaware and Division I-AA national champion Richmond.

"It wasn't a tough choice," said Jackson, who attended the Dukes' Division I-AA semifinal loss to Montana at Bridgeforth Stadium. "I'm sure that's the place for me."

Jackson played everywhere on offense for the 8-3 Titans, and also was an all-state pick at free safety defensively. His statistics were not available.

"They kept me busy," the 17-year-old said.

At JMU, he will most likely play wide receiver or defensive back, sources said.

"I like both sides of the ball," Jackson said. "... I prefer catching the ball running the ball, but I don't mind laying a hit on somebody."

By Josh Barr  | January 12, 2009; 1:32 PM ET
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Jakarie Jackson  
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