Pine Bush DL Robert Jackson commits to play at Albany

By Justin Rodriguez

Section 9 Football Insider

Pine Bush defensive lineman Robert Jackson took an official visit to Albany on Saturday and in within 48 hours he was a Great Dane.

Jackson committed to Albany, a Football Championship Subdivision school, on Tuesday.

“I visited Albany on Saturday, talked to my family and it was just a perfect fit,” Jackson said. “It feels good right now. Albany had been recruiting me for a while and I’ve been talking to the coaches. I like the school and they have a really good criminal justice program.”

Jackson said he may want to pursue a career with the New York State Police after graduation. A transfer from Jersey power St. Joseph High, Jackson was had 94 tackles with 10 sacks for the Bushmen this year. Jackson, who is 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, left Pine Bush after his eighth-grade year, transferring to St. Joseph High.

He played in blitz packages for the Wildcats early during the 2017 season, before suffering a broken hand. Jackson decided to transfer back to Pine Bush last October to go to school closer to home. He returned to Pine Bush surrounded by hype and Jackson certain lived up to the advanced billing.

“At first, it was hard transferring,” Jackson said. “But I had a lot of help from my coaches and my teammates. I’m happy I came back to Pine Bush and that I stuck with it. Everything worked out and I think Albany is a great option for me.”

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