Nazari Jackson, center, flanked by her parents and sisters, signs with Morehead State.

Nazari Jackson, center, flanked by her parents and sisters, signs with Morehead State.

Mary Persons senior Nazari Jackson signed a commitment on Friday to play college softball at Morehead State in Morehead, Ky. Jackson is a four-year starter for Mary Persons and coach Hannah Grossman. 

Flanked by her parents William and Teresa Jackson, Nazari said she chose Morehead because she made good connections with the coaches, staff and girls there.

“It was an immediate feeling of being comfortable,” said Jackson. She said she felt she would be better in the classroom, on the field and as an all-around person at Morehead. 

Jackson said having a signing ceremony is a real honor.

“It’s exciting to share this with my family and friends,” said Jackson. “A lot of people from my school don’t get this chance.” 

Located in Morehead, Ky, Morehead State has an enrollment of 6,200 students and is 480 miles, an 8 hour drive, from Forsyth.

Grossman said Jackson has worked hard since she was young and was ready to start as a freshman at MP. Grossman said Jackson was ready to play wherever she was needed, helped her teammates along the way and really blossomed her senior season which just ended. Jackson, who plays third base and catcher, batted 18 of 45 this season with 12 RBI and a .400 batting average.

Jackson is not the first Lady Dog to sign with Morehead. Five years ago Megan Bell signed with the Eagles. But Morehead changed coaches and she wound up playing for and graduating from Georgia College.