More details have emerged as to why actor Matt Damon has been on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus this week. He’s visiting along with his nephew Ishmail Jackson who plans to walk-on the football program this fall. Damon married Jackson’s aunt, Luciana Bozán Barroso, in 2005.
As far as Jackson’s decision to play at Nebraska, he says it was an easy one…in fact as soon as his feet hit the ground in Lincoln.
“The campus was awesome,” Jackson told 247Sports.com. “Actually, as soon as I touched down in Lincoln and we pulled our car onto the freeway and you see that big stadium … that was a warm welcome. This campus, this city is so surrounded by football. That’s the type of environment I needed. Football is my life. I feel like the whole support system in this city is amazing. I had a great time.”
Damon stepped up and agreed to travel with Jackson to see the school and the campus.
Jackson has the right attitude needed for a walk-on at Nebraska. He’s not looking for anything to be handed to him and he doesn’t want to steal anyone’s position. He just wants to come in and work hard and show the coaches that he has the ability to play multiple positions and that he can make plays.