Three star defensive back Javon Jackson has committed to Duke. The announcement was made by Jackon via his Twitter account on Monday evening.
Jackson had visited Duke twice this season, most recently for the game against Georgia Tech. He is projected to fill a couple of roles for the Blue Devils in the class of 2016 and could very well be the final member of the class in the defensive backfield.
After tracking with Duke for most of the summer, Jackson was offered a scholarship in early August during his first visit of the 2015 season. That trip made a big impression at the time.
“Coach Cut offered me when we met with him in his office and had a talk about things. He told me that he liked how I played and that I reminded him of DeVon Edwards, and I would have a good opportunity to play at Duke.”
Much like Edwards, there’s a plan for Jackson in Durham should he ultimately decide to go with Duke.
“They see me as a safety and they believe I have the ability to play all three safety positions they have. And I could also be used in the return game.”
So why does the coaching staff harbor those opinions of Jackson? We asked for a self-scouting report.
“I think my strengths are being a good tackler who is willing to hit anything. I’ve also got good ball skills. Coach G pointed out that he liked how I run the alley and hit people…that’s what he liked the most about me.”
Jackson becomes the 19th commitment from the class of 2016. He chose Duke over offers from Cincinnati, East Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.