Northland News


Marion-Franklin's Jackson headed to Pitt


Marion-Franklin High School senior Terrell Jackson signed a letter of intent Feb. 1 to play football for the University of Pittsburgh.

A 6-foot-3, 271-pound defensive lineman who was named Division II district Defensive Player of the Year last fall, Jackson chose to play for the Panthers over Illinois and Duke. He had more than 20 scholarship offers, according to Red Devils coach Brian Haffele.

Jackson, who had nearly 20 sacks and more than 60 tackles last season, had verbally committed to Duke in December but backed out of the commitment once a group of schools that included Pitt began to show interest in recent weeks.

Also signing for Marion-Franklin was senior Josiah Frye, a 5-10, 205-pound fullback and linebacker who picked Kentucky State, a Division II school in Frankfurt.

Last season, Marion-Franklin finished 13-1, losing to Trotwood-Madison 47-44 in a state semifinal.