WVU Football Recruiting
2023 3-Star WVU CB Commit Josiah Jackson ‘Locked In’ with Mountaineers
In the midst of uncertainty, it has to be comforting for West Virginia fans to hear a commit double down and say he’s locked in with the program no matter what. And WVU cornerback commit in the 2023 class Josiah Jackson said just that to WV Sports Now recently.
After responding to a tweet from a WVSN story detailing why Jahiem White and Sean Boyle are remaining committed to WVU, we reached out and talked with the Fairfield, Ohio product to learn where his head is in relation to the changes looking over the Mountaineers.
WVU 2023 Commits Jahiem White and Sean Boyle Staying with Mountaineers
“I’m locked in because West Virginia has always been one of my dreams schools growing up, so playing for this university and state is and will always mean a lot to me regardless of coaching staff,” is what Jackson, a three-star cornerback in the 2023 class, said when asked why he’s planning to stay true to his WVU commitment.
As far as what Jackson thinks of head coach Neal Brown and the current WVU coaching staff, “I’m not too worried about it but end of the day I know that college sports is a business and changes can happen any and every year if expectations aren’t met.” This suggests Jackson wouldn’t be surprised if Brown and his assistants aren’t back in Morgantown next year.
Thinking maybe a newfound relationship with his fellow West Virginia commits could be why he won’t consider de-committing despite being aware of tough times for the program, Jackson responded, “yeah, I’ve been in contact with pretty much everyone and we’ve grew a bond, but I think once some of us get on campus in January and then some in May we will all become very close for sure.” He did not offer which other commits exactly he has been communicating with.
“Recruitment overall overwhelmed towards end because I never expected to be in contact with such schools and coaches, but it was fun and definitely something I’m blessed for. I’ve definitely still been in contact with other schools, but I’m still locked in with WVU!!,” Jackson explained when answering if he’s still been in contact with other schools too. No matter how much a player may proclaim to be locked in, no one truly is in this day and age. That’s especially true for a player with as many options as Jackson has.
Jackson received 21 total offers during his recruitment, but Cincinnati, Indiana, Maryland and Vanderbilt were the only other four schools he strongly considered.