It might be overstating things to say Georgia State just acquired the key weapon to defeat Alabama this season. But the fledgling football program probably just took a significant step forward.
Star Jackson, the Crimson Tide quarterback who had been considering transferring to the first-year Panthers, apparently has finalized plans to do just that. The Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register reported that Jackson was in Atlanta this weekend looking for an apartment and will enroll at Georgia State.
“He got his release [from Alabama] and everything,” Errick Lowe, Jackson’s former Lake Worth, Fla., high school, said.
Georgia State will start playing football this season. But because the school is not yet an official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision team, Jackson is not required to sit out a season and can play immediately.
Easily the Panthers’ highest profile game next season will be in Tuscaloosa Nov. 20 against the defending