Standout defensive end prospect Marquis Jackson has rescinded a commitment to play for the University of Southern California and has signed with Texas Southern University. The California native and junior college transfer has three years of eligibility remaining, and will likely challenge for a starting position this fall. From the MyFoxHouston.com report:
Jackson said the fact that USC has been placed on probation by the NCAA had nothing to do with his decision.
“I just signed to Texas Southern University, I signed my commit letters,” said Jackson.
“The things that are going on at SC had no influence on my decision. I felt like TSU was the best place for me.”
Jackson had originally committed to play at UCLA before switching to USC and then ultimately signing with TSU.
“It felt like home,” Jackson said. “I felt the love. I felt the family connection. I’m from Cali and I thought it was time for a change.
“I felt like I needed to get out of California and start anew.”
Jackson has set lofty goals for himself and the Tigers.
“A championship, a couple of championships, three as long as I’m here,” Jackson said.
“I’m just going to try to do my best.”