Chris Jackson will be re-instated to the Georgia Tech football team if he meets conditions over the summer set by coach Paul Johnson.
Jackson, who left the team last fall and was in considerable academic trouble, met with Johnson last week, according to Rex Robertson, a mentor to Jackson and his offensive coordinator at Henry County High.
“He had to make a lifestyle change and he did that over the last five months,” Robertson said.
Jackson is just shy of the 2.0 GPA he needs to be eligible and is taking summer classes to try to clear that mark, according to Robertson. Jackson was a hotly pursued recruit coming out of Henry County and Alabama, where he played as a true freshman in 2008. He transferred to Tech in 2009 but did not play in the 2010 season after tearing his hamstring and then getting dismissed in November. At the time, Johnson said Jackson was dismissed for a combination of things.
“He and I just didn’t see eye to eye,” Johnson said.
Jackson, who came to Tech as an A-back, would play wide receiver, his high school position. Jackson has been studying video cut-ups of routes provided to him by wide receivers coach Buzz Preston. Jackson would have two years of eligibility starting with the upcoming season.
“We’re grateful to Coach Johnson,” Robertson said.