Cleveland (Ohio) Villa Angela-St. Joseph athlete Bo Jackson is a name to know in the Midwest for the 2025 class and not just because he shares a name with one of the greatest athletes of all time.
The 5-foot-11 and 180-pound Jackson picked up his first offer from Kentucky in early May and added offers from Ohio State and Pittsburgh within the past week.
And while he was hoping to one day play Division I college football he was not expecting the opportunity to present itself so soon.
“It’s been a lot. It feels really good and exciting because I wasn’t expecting to get an offer this early,” said Jackson.
His first offer came from Kentucky and he camped with the Wildcats on June 5th which he enjoyed.
“It was good, it was good to meet all the coaches there. I felt like I had to show them what I could do. So they know it wasn’t a waste,” said Jackson.
Jackson earned his second offer from the in-state Buckeyes after camping in Columbus on June 14th. The offer came directly from the head coach Ryan Day.
“It was a really good experience. To meet coach Day and have a good conversation with him and the running backs coach,” said Jackson.
Day’s reason for offering Jackson was all about the potential he sees in him and his play style.
“He said he liked the way I played and that he saw a lot of potential in me,” said Jackson.
The Cleveland native also returned to Ohio State on June 17th with his Villa Angela-St. Joseph teammates for the Buckeyes’ 7-on-7 team camp.
That gave him even another opportunity to work out in front of the Ohio State coaching staff and speak with Day.
“It was good to see him on the 7-on-7 because the game before that he watched I had played a really good game,” Jackson said. “I had two interceptions. It was really good to speak to him again.”
Jackson’s most recent offer came from the University of Pittsburgh and running backs coach Andre Powell who also saw him work out at Ohio State last week.
“I met the Pitt running back coach at the Ohio State camp that I went to and then he showed interest,” said Jackson.
Like his namesake, Jackson plays baseball along with football and is playing with the Bobcat Baseball Club this summer.