“Being patient and disciplined in the rehab process is definitely tough, but it is the most important thing,” said Jackson, who still ranks among the top 70 recruits from the Lone Star State this cycle.
“But I am a good four months into my recovery so I am getting to do more running and starting to build my quad and hamstring up. So that has been good,” he added.
In his absence, Cedar Hill bounced back from a season-opening loss to Las Vegas powerhouse Bishop Gorman with victories over Mansfield and Horn.
The Longhorns are ranked first in Texas by MaxPreps. They will have that ranking tested on Friday night when they host DeSoto.
“I try to do the best I can keeping the crowd into the game and telling our receivers what coverage I see the defensive backs playing and just telling them the holes I can see from the side,” Jackson said. “I try to do my role in that.”
Since verbally committing to the Buffaloes in April, Jackson has kept in contact with a number of Colorado coaches, including co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Darrin Chiaverini, running backs coach Darian Hagan, assistant director of recruiting A.J. Baer, and head coach Mike MacIntyre.
“I am going to graduate early so I talk to them about making sure I get everything taken care of to get up there as soon as possible,” Jackson said. “I'll be cleared to play football again in November but I am just going to sit out and wait until I graduate and do a little more rehab at Colorado and play up there.”
Jackson said he has had an opportunity to watch each of Colorado's first three games this fall, and he has been encouraged with what he has seen.
“The offense is up-tempo and they are putting up a lot points,” he said. “They did well against Michigan, and were dominating at times. We just had a couple miscues on special teams and the quarterback got hurt that is why we lost. I like what I am seeing, though.”
Bell had six receptions but lost two fumbles in Murrieta Valley's 41-20 loss to Rancho Cucamonga, dropping the Nighthawks' record to 2-2.
Van Diest was credited with four tackles in Cherry Creek's 28-3 victory over Arapahoe, which improved the Bruins' record to 2-1. In case you missed it, here is our recent BuffStampede Film Room feature on Van Diest:
Lytle completed 18-of-27 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns, along with one rushing touchdown, as Servite edged Villa Park, 41-32. Clips of Lytle from the game:
Sherman helped Allen defeat Coppell, 42-20, improving the Eagles' record to 3-0. They will travel to Boyd this week, a team that has yet to notch a victory this season. Six clips of Sherman from the Coppell game (he lines up at right tackle):
After a 3-0 start to the campaign, Shenault and his DeSoto teammates enjoyed a bye week in advance of their big test at top-ranked Cedar Hill this week. Shenault is averaging more than 20 yards per catch early on as a senior.
Wells helped South Sumter to a dominating 49-0 win over Umatilla last week. The Raiders remain undefeated at 4-0.
Sparaco tallied five tackles and a sack in IMG Academy's 35-14 win over St. John's.
Landman recorded a tackle for a loss, a quarterback hurry and two pass breakups in Danville's 59-0 win over Dougherty Valley last week.
Newman and his La Mirada teammates bounced back from two straight losses with a 43-14 victory over San Clemente last week. Newman was credited with four tackles and a fumble recovery in the game.
Osling accounted for 133 yards and a touchdown on offense, and he had seven tackles defensively, but Antelope Valley fell to Hart, 27-7, last week. Watch clips of Osling in action against Hart:
Like Sparaco, Olver continues to shine as a defensive lineman this season. He helped Marin Catholic to a 49-14 victory over Redwood. Clips of Olver from the game:
Fontenot was the lone bright spot for George Ranch last week. He rushed for over 100 yards and scored two touchdowns but the Longhorns lost to The Woodlands, 42-14.
Lewis and his Granite Bay teammates lost to Vacaville, 46-23, last week, dropping the Grizzlies' record to 1-3.
Paige helped ThunderRidge rack up 35 points in a convincing victory over Mountain Vista last week.
Hamilton recorded two tackles, including a tackle for a loss, in ASA Miami's 57-0 win over Alabama Prep Academy. Hamilton has recorded four sacks through the first three games of the season.
Scout recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks was in the building to cover Denton's 37-28 victory over Timber Creek last week. Clips and analysis of Polley: http://foxs.pt/2dmUGDn | Clips and analysis of Chris Miller: http://foxs.pt/2d9WjHR | Miller update: http://foxs.pt/2d1Q5Hd