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Dream Come True: D-Lineman Alec Jackson Signs With Auburn

Defensive lineman Alec Jackson signed with the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday.

Montgomery, Ala.--A player that always had talent and improved his play throughout his career, 6-5, 280 Alec Jackson from Jeff Davis signed with the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday and is someone that could make an impact on defense as a tackle down the road.

A second team Class 7A All-State pick as a senior, Jackson made 75 tackles with 18 for lost yardage, seven QB sacks and nine deflected passes. Jackson, who grew up an Auburn fan, chose the Tigers over Florida, Ole Miss, Southern Cal and others. Jackson, who played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game, is rated three stars by Scout as the No. 3 defensive prospect in the state and No. 35 nationally.

“I always wanted to play for Auburn,” Jackson said. “It has been a dream of mine. Now to see my dream almost coming true it is almost overwhelming.

"It means a lot to be signing on Signing Day, not just for me but for my family and friends who support me all the way up to this point. This is just the stepping stone for my future."

Scout Analysis: “We have seen him play inside, outside. What I like best about him besides the effort is that he worked on some of his flaws throughout the season so we saw him at the opening of the season at the point of attack  when he was not as good, didn’t disengage as well and sort of got washed down at times. “When we saw him in the Alabama-Mississippi All Star week in December he was arguably the best defensive lineman on Team Alabama, which is always a big deal, so Jackson worked on that. He was harder to block, he wasn’t a guy who once he got tangled up the rep was over and he continued fighting so he worked on not only his conditioning, but his ability to disengage, which for any D-lineman is critical.”

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