The 6-4, 225-pound Jackson may be a tad undersized, but he makes up for it with good speed and great fundamentals. A strong senior season attracted a lot of interested from a guy who was not real well known at the start of the year.
"I have a good first step and good feet," Jackson said. "I use my speed and quickness to around blockers."
It was the Wildcats' late season surge that helped cement Jackson's desire to be a Wildcat.
"They are an up and coming team," Jackson said. "They had three straight weeks where they beat ranked teams. You can see them rising up. They seemed to have passed their stepping stone."
Winning football was no the only thing that attracted Jackson to the Wildcats. It was also the environment, the academics and the overall feel of the school and program.
"It was the whole environment," Jackson explained. "The weather was nice. They have good academics, especially business which I am interested in."
"It is a real cool Texas connection there," Jackson said.
Jackson knows he needs to add weight to play. He feels that he can retain his speed and quickness at 250, but still "get thick".
Last year Jackson had 72 tackles, 21 for loss and five sacks for the Mustangs. He also forced three fumbles.