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Janzen Jackson To McNeese State After Tennessee Dismissal

Former Tennessee safety Janzen Jackson has enrolled at McNeese State, back in his home town of Lake Charles, La. Jackson was dismissed from the Volunteers earlier this week for undisclosed reasons. He has struggled with substance abuse in the past, however. Jackson withdrew from school in February to deal with personal problems, before returning to Tennessee in July.

"I would like to thank McNeese for giving me the opportunity to come back home and continue my education and football career," Jackson said. "I would also like to apologize to my family, friends and the University of Tennessee for the mistakes I have made.

"I realize how fortunate I am to get a second chance and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead."

By going home, Jackson will hopefully be surrounded by whatever care and support he needs. In return, McNeese State will receive a higher caliber of player than they are used to. Jackson is arguably one of the best safeties in college football, racking up 69 tackles and five interceptions for the Vols last season.

For more on Jackson and the Volunteers, head over to Rocky Top Talk.