Former Husker Jackson checking out BYU

2014-04-14T15:48:00Z 2014-04-14T16:25:55Z Former Husker Jackson checking out BYUBy BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON

Former Husker safety Harvey Jackson is reportedly in the process of checking out the BYU campus, as he looks for a place to play one more year of college ball as he moves on from the Nebraska program.

As reported at the beginning of spring, Jackson and defensive linemen Tobi Okuyemi and Jay Guy are scholarship players who were no longer on the Husker roster when practices began.

During his career at NU, Jackson had 54 tackles and one memorable fumble recovery, picking up the loose ball after Wisconsin's Montee Ball never got the handle on a deciding fourth-down play in the 2012 game in Lincoln.

He began last season as a starter next to Corey Cooper, but had his playing time diminish as LeRoy Alexander and Andrew Green emerged. The battle to find the field in Lincoln at the position would have been just as tough in 2014, with Nathan Gerry having an impressive spring after moving back to join Cooper and Alexander.

Jackson told BYU's Scout site,, that Husker coach Bo Pelini gave a scholarship release to pursue other options. The safety approached BYU coaches to see if there was any interest.

According to the recruiting site, Jackson planned to arrive to Provo on Sunday and tour the area until Tuesday.

“I’ve researched BYU and think I’m a good fit because I don’t have character issues,” Jackson told TotalBlueSports. “I have good character and when I was at Nebraska I did a lot of good things around the community. I like to show good leadership by example. I have good friends and I’m around a good crowd and I stay out of trouble. I try to be good on and off the field and have good grades. ... You know, I took on a tough major while playing football. I think BYU is a place that fits me really well.”

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