AMHERST, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Tyree Jackson #3 of the Buffalo Bulls throws a pass against the Army Black Knights during a game at University at Buffalo Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Amherst, New York. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

4 Schools That Should Target MAC Player of the Year Tyree Jackson

MAC Player of the Year Tyree Jackson, a monstrous quarterback who stands at 6-foot-7 and checks in at 245 pounds, tore up the MAC to the tune of 3,131 yards passing and 28 touchdowns. Despite having legitimate pro prospects, Jackson has decided to stay in college for one more season. However, he will transfer, leaving Lance Leipold and the Buffalo Bulls behind for what should be a top Power 5 school. There are so many schools that could utilize his talent, but here are four who really stand out. 

4. Michigan State

Whereas Jackson came into the 2018 season with a shot at the pros and improved his chances, Spartans QB Brian Lewerke ruined his. He threw more interceptions than touchdowns and was benched for backup Rocky Lombardi. Jackson, a native of Norton Shores, Michigan, could come back home and instantly change the Spartans offense. 

3. Ole Miss

Ole Miss is going through some changes. Senior quarterback Jordan Ta'amu has played his last down in Oxford, and offensive coordinator Phil Longo left to join Mack Brown at UNC. Still, head coach Matt Luke wants to chuck it downfield, and Jackson's unreal arm strength paired with his legs and playmaking ability could keep the Rebels offense near the top of the SEC and the country as a whole. 

2. Oklahoma State

Perhaps the most vertical offense in college football, Mike Gundy's Oklahoma State Cowboys could produce a pro quarterback in two straight seasons, as starter Taylor Cornelious could follow in Mason Rudolph's footsteps. Gundy clearly has a preference for big, tall pocket passers who can chuck it downfield to speedy receivers like emerging star Tylan Wallace. Jackson more than fits the bill. 

1. Ohio State

It's just crazy enough to work. Let's say the Buckeyes miss out on Justin Fields and still aren't sold on Tate Martell. Why wouldn't they target Jackson? There are a lot of similarities between Jackson's game and Dwayne Haskins' style. Under Ryan Day's watch, Haskins became a Heisman finalist and likely first-round pick. Jackson could follow in those very same footsteps if he trades in Buffalo for the scarlet and gray of Ohio State.