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Troy Transfer DE Theodore Jackson Commits to WVU After Extended Visit



WVU Football DE T.J. Jackson
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Troy transfer defensive end Theodore Jackson has decided to follow in the footsteps of his new head coach and defensive coordinator. Jackson has committed to become a Mountaineer, making the announcement on Facebook Live Friday night after spending two days visiting West Virginia.

Jackson talked to WV Sports Now after he decided to extend his stay in Morgantown from one day to two days. He then offered more details about his conversations with coaches and his tour of the facility.

“Loving it out here. Love the coaches and how they’re treating me and my family,” said Jackson about his visit. Jackson is clearly feeling the family atmosphere of the WVU program, something head coach Neal Brown says is the message they try to send to recruits.

In the Holler: Transfer DE Theodore Jackson Details Visit with WVU Football

He said the coaches keep telling him how much they love his tape, most notably his technique. Jackson told WVSN that he called other schools to cancel upcoming planned visits on Thursday, knowing then he wanted to join the Mountaineers.

Jackson is moving on from Troy after four years and recording 91 total tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks. The 6-foot-1, 262-pound edge rusher helped lead the Trojans to back-to-back conference titles and was named an All-Sun Belt first-team player in 2022. He posted 15.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks that season.

Jackson did have to serve a three-game suspension to start the 2023 season for a violation of team rules.

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