JOHNSON CITY, TN — After a single semester in the Blue and Gold, ETSU safety Austin Jackson has decided to transfer to Clemson and continue his football career with the ACC Champion Tigers.
Jackson posted a picture of his Clemson acceptance letter on Twitter on January 9th, saying, “A new journey begins. #BlessUp”
A Jackson family friend said the true freshman as well as wide receiver Demetrius Anthony are planning to participate in Spring Drills with the Tigers in 2016.
Jackson finished his freshman season with 32 tackles, two for loss, in nine games. He was credited with a pass break up and a pass defended. He also recovered a 1st Quarter fumble against Warner that helped the Bucs to the program’s first win in 12 years, and he blocked an extra point against Saint Francis.
The freshman was a two sport standout at Green Hope High School in North Carolina, even earning All-American honors on the track.
Jackson is the third ETSU player in the past year to transfer to an FBS national championship contender. Quarterback Jared Drake left during the summer of 2015 to playing defensive back for defending national champion, Ohio State, and Jackson goes into Clemson with Anthony.