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Interest in North Atlanta quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson's continues to rise. Injured during his junior season, Londry-Jackson threw for 1,652 yards and 20 touchdowns during his senior campaign. He rushed for 276 yards and five scores. Those numbers caught the attention of new Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin, who visited Londry-Jackson's home earlier today. "I was still at school, but coach Kiffin talked to my mom," said Londry-Jackson, who received a visit from Georgia Tech assistant Buzz Preston on Monday. "He said I have a good live arm, am athletic and good at my position. But I don't fit into their pro style of offense that they're going to run. "My game is out of the shotgun because we ran the spread. But he took my package and said he'd spread the word about me." The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Londry-Jackson also spoke with coaches from Kent State and Ole Miss today. "We talked to [assistant] coach [Tracy] Rocker of Ole Miss tonight on the phone," Londry-Jackson said. "He seemed interested. He said they'll call me next week. "They'll let me know, yes or no, about an offer then."
Georgia Tech assistant coach Buzz Preston met with North Atlanta quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson earlier today. The visit took place on the North Atlanta campus. "Coach Preston talked about their offense," said the 6-foot-4, 185-pound Londry-Jackson, who doesn't have a scholarship offer but is being recruited by the Jackets, Georgia Southern, Miami (Ohio), Middle Tennessee State, Old Dominion and Wofford. "I asked him questions about Georgia Tech and he said he heard I had done some good things at North Atlanta." Londry-Jackson accumulated 1,652 yards and 20 touchdowns through the air this season in a spread offense. He rushed for 276 yards and five touchdowns. The Jackets already have commitments from quarterbacks Jordan Luallen of Center Grove High in Greenwood, Ind. and David Sims of Calhoun County (S.C). They are expected to sign a total of three quarterbacks in the current recruiting class. The front-runners for the remaining opening are Dontae Aycock of Chamberlain Senior High in Tampa, Fla. and Courtney Dalcourt of Franklin-Simpson High in Kentucky. But Londry-Jackson remains hopeful that he will receive an offer from Tech. "It all sounded pretty encouraging," he said. "Coach Preston said the coaching staff thinks I am an important recruit. He said they'll take a look at my highlight tape." Londry-Jackson sat out part of his junior season after suffering a torn muscle in his calf.
North Atlanta quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson has generated a lot of interest among colleges after his stellar senior season. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Londry-Jackson transferred from Grady last summer and made an immediate impact at North Atlanta, passing for 1,652 yards and 20 touchdowns. Oregon, Boston College, Central Florida, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Wofford, Tennessee State, Eastern Kentucky, Grambling are among the schools that have requested film of Londry-Jackson, who is waiting for his first scholarship offer.
Jamal Londry-Jackson hasn’t gotten the attention of a lot of his senior counterparts at quarterback. But the combination of his size, production and his quarterback coach has begun to create a buzz around the player who is trying to lead North Atlanta to its first playoff appearance since 1996. Londry-Jackson has the Warriors (3-1, 1-0) averaging 32 points per game and tied for first place in Region 5-AAA/Division B. In a recent victory against Towers (32-12), the 6-foot-4, 190-pound Londry-Jackson threw for 267 yards and four touchdowns. He doesn’t have any offers, but began to attract attention during the summer with a strong performance in a Nike Elite 11 Camp in Las Vegas and by winning the Rising Star Award at the Tee Martin Quarterback Camp, held in Atlanta. Martin is Londry-Jackson’s offensive coordinator at North Atlanta. “I learn something new from him every day,” said Londry-Jackson, currently rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals. “I’m just trying to learn as much as I can, stay humble and help my team win.” Boise State, Jacksonville State and Oregon have expressed interest in seeing more film on Londry-Jackson, who considers himself a pass-first quarterback. “I like to make plays with my arm first, but I can use my legs when I need to,” he said. “I think [recruiting] will start to really pick up as we win more games and I put up more numbers.”