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Father's relationship with Locksley was large part of QB Josh Jackson's decision to transfer to Maryland

Father's relationship with Locksley was large part of QB Josh Jackson's decision to transfer to Maryland

As longtime assistant college football coaches on the recruiting trail, Fred Jackson and Michael Locksley occasionally went after the same high school players. Their professional rivalry grew into a friendship despite a 20-year difference in their ages.

That relationship, which began in the early 2000s when Jackson was in the midst of a 23-year career at Michigan and Locksley was in his first stint at Maryland, helped the 49-year-old Locksley land his biggest recruit since being hired in December.

Jackson’s son, Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson, announced via Twitter on Monday that he committed to the Terps. A redshirt sophomore, the younger Jackson is expected to...

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