Remember Antwuan Jackson? Of course, you do. He was one of the handfuls of big fish defensive tackles out of high school that Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson failed to reel in from the recruiting pool.
A 4-star defensive tackle from Ellenwood, Georgia, Jackson elected to sign with Auburn in February 2016. He redshirted last season and now wants to play elsewhere. But the Tigers, beneath what they claim is their prerogative, say not so fast.
Jackson's appeal to Auburn to lift restrictions on his transfer was denied Friday. Auburn said he cannot go to any other SEC school, Ohio State, Mercer, or Georgia Southern. On Tuesday, Jackson unearthed nearly a two-week old tweet to express his displeasure.
This is so unfair how there blocking me from a school that recruited me out of school. So inconsistent with their transfer restrictions https://t.co/BjMmbNfeEA— Antwuan Jackson (@Hercules__52) June 13, 2017
“My question was: Why are they blocking Ohio State for no reason?” Jackson said, per thestate.com. “They just put Ohio State on there for no reason. My question to them is why are they blocking me from a Big Ten school when they don’t have anything to do with Big Ten schools? Why didn’t they block me from Michigan or Indiana or any other Big Ten school? Why would they do that immediately?”
Round and round we go in the world of the NCAA.