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Coach Speak: Merrick Jackson

2013 Althoff Catholic defensive lineman Merrick Jackson is headed to Illinois, and finished up his senior season Saturday in Champaign. His head coach, Ken Turner reflects on his career inside.

2013 Illinois defensive line commit Merrick Jackson played in Champaign Friday for the 2A state championship. Although Jackson and Althoff Catholic fought hard, Mercer County took the title 14-7. After the game, Althoff Catholic head coach Ken Turner reflected on Jackson's career. "He is a kid that has fun playing football," Turner said. "He is a powerful payer, and is a really good kid... Recommended Stories


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