Hoover, Ala.--One of Auburn’s top wide receiver targets in the 2018 class, talented wide receiver Shedrick Jackson showed exactly why on Saturday with a big 46-yard touchdown catch in a spring victory over Park Crossing at Jacksonville State University.
“It went pretty well,” Jackson said of the spring. “We’ve got a lot of inexperienced guys out, but a lot of the young guys are going to do big things for us. I’m just trying to be a leader out here and do what we do, win state again.”
While there are some veteran offensive linemen returning, Jackson is one of the most experienced players on Hoover’s roster. Because of that he said it has changed the way he approaches things because he knows it’s important for him to show the younger guys how things are done.
“Ever since sophomore year I have been watching the seniors and how they lead, how they take initiative and how they execute,” Jackson said. “I have just been trying to get these guys right.”
Adding an offer from Auburn a month ago after making several visits to the Plains as a recruit in the last year, Jackson was recently back on campus to spend time with new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey and WR Coach Kodi Burns and said that the visit went very well.
“It went great,” Jackson said. “I got to go down and just talk football with them and talk life, just hang out.
“That’s really important to me because every coach I talk to, it doesn’t matter any school, it’s just great to have chemistry because at Hoover that’s something we pride ourselves on. We pride ourselves on chemistry and loving each other.”
Saying that the bond with Auburn continues to grow, Jackson said he’s really enjoyed getting to learn more about Lindsey after seeing his offense on display this spring for the Tigers.
“He’s a great guy,” Jackson said. “He actually coached at Hoover so we’ve got some ties there. He’s just a great guy. He knows football and he’s smart.”
With no visits set, Jackson said he’ll just play things by ear the rest of the spring and summer.