Breaking Down New Baylor Pledge, OLB Bryson Jackson

Senior highlights and evaluation from Scout analyst Gabe Brooks of new Baylor commit, OLB Bryson Jackson.

The Baylor Bears had a flurry of commitments Sunday afternoon, gaining 6 verbal pledges as of 7pm.  One of those was outside linebacker Bryson Jackson.  Previously a Minnesota commit, the 3-star outside linebacker was offered by Baylor and was on campus for an official visit this weekend. 

http://www.scout.com/player/205175-bryson-jackson?s=44

Jackson was on Scout's list for Baylor to approach, being named as one of the logical defensive recruits for the new staff by Midlands Region Analyst Gabe Brooks saying at the time:

  • Bryson Jackson is more of the hybrid spacebacker type of player that is en vogue nowadays to combat opposing spread offenses. He's taken official visits to Minnesota and Boise State, but has been quiet the past few weeks when it comes to his recruitment. Houston is another program that has offered him, and Michigan has shown a lot of interest.

The 3-star from Mansfield, TX will join fellow linebacker commit Terrel Bernard

Evaluation

Bryson Jackson is a scheme-versatile linebacker prospect who thrives as a standing edge rusher. While Jackson lacks ideal size for a traditional linebacker, he's long and lean and possesses plenty of room to add bulk in college. Jackson is a speedy edge-bender as a pass-rusher who often simply beats slower tackles with his athleticism. He's very good in backside pursuit and has a physical nature that translates to good potential as a run-stopper at the Power Five level as he adds mass and strength. Jackson can play linebacker in multiple schemes, but again is most at home playing near the line of scrimmage in a track stance as a pass-rusher. However, his frame and athleticism suggest he can acclimate to just about type of scheme in college. He has raw physical tools that make him an intriguing prospect regardless of alignment. -- Gabe Brooks


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