One day after landing five junior college standouts that will help his program immediately, new Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema landed a top in-state prospect that will no doubt help him in the future.
El Dorado junior defensive tackle Bijhon Jackson (6-3, 320) committed to the Razorbacks on Thursday night.
"He was really excited when I called him and told him I was ready to commit," Jackson said. "He told that he wanted to build the defense around me once I get up there and that was exciting to hear."
Jackson, whose joins Bolivar (MO) quarterback Rafe Peevy as 2014 pledges to the Razorbacks. chose Arkansas over offers from Ole Miss and Arkansas State and interest from almost SEC school.
"I know he was a defensive lineman in college so I know that he will be able to teach me a lot of things and get the best out of me," Jackson said. "I had made up my mind a long time ago and even though some people told me I should wait, I just don't see any reason to do so. I want to be a Razorback."
He hopes that friend Josh Frazier (6-5, 330) of Springdale Har-Ber – who was interestingly born on the same day as Jackson – will join him as an Arkansas pledge in the near future.
"I have told him that we could do some major damage at Arkansas together," Jackson said of Frazier, who has offers from Arkansas and Alabama and interest from a host of the nation's elite schools.
Jackson is coming off a junior season in which he had 67 tackles and six sacks or the Wildcats. He had 12 stops for lost yardage and a forced fumble.
He had 47 while starting all 14 games as a sophomore on a state championship El Dorado squad.
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