When talking about top receivers in 2018, especially in the state of Georgia, Kearis Jackson’s name is towards the top. The 2018 speedster is becoming one of the elite pass catchers in the south, and has already been offered by some of the top programs in the country. The 6-foot-0 193-pound Jackson currently holds offers from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Florida State, Ole Miss, Michigan State, among others. The home state Georgia Bulldogs did a great job getting Jackson to visit multiple times this past season.
“I went to Georgia a lot this fall.” Jackson said. “I went to Georgia when they played Tennessee, Auburn, and when they played Nicholls State early in the season.
The two coaches from Georgia recruiting Jackson have made sure that he is a priority in the 2018 class.
“Wide receivers coach Coley and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker are recruiting me from Georgia. I really like coach Coley. He’s a man about his word. He’s a go-getter and will push you every time you’re out there on the field and makes sure you’re giving your best. He knows what you’re capable of so he’s going to push you to your limit. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is the same way.”
So what was his favorite part of those visits?
“The fans!” Jackson said. “To see myself playing in front of 93,000 fans instead of around 300.”
The Bulldogs are in for a battle though as Florida, Miami, and others are pushing hard for the speed demon out of middle Georgia. Jackson admitted that while he does have plenty of major offers at the moment, he is still waiting on offers from Tennessee and Clemson.
Like many others, Jackson follows recruiting and would like to play with a couple of other guys at the next level if it’s the right situation.
“I’d definitely like to play with my boy Trey Hill. I’d like to play with Jatavious Harris from Baldwin County. He’s been picking up some offers recently. He and I run track together.”
Jackson admitted that while his speed is definitely his strength, he still needs to work on his agility and “juke moves”. He was a standout performer last week during Rising Seniors, and was almost impossible to cover with his speed at 193-pounds. He is a threat vertically down the field, but he can also take a short pass and make a big play out of it. He also showed he has great hands, snagging a nice one-handed grab in the second day at practice.
Jackson is a young man who loves to compete, and this offseason will be no different. He plans of competing at multiple camps this spring and summer, but also wants to take visits to Alabama, Miami, and Michigan.
So does Jackson have an idea of where he could play at the next level?
“I could see myself ending up at Georgia, Florida, Miami, Alabama, or even Michigan.” Jackson said. “I’ll probably stay in the south and play in either the ACC or SEC. I’d say Georgia, Florida, Miami, and Alabama are some of the schools recruiting me the hardest.”
Jackson is ranked as a four-star prospect and the top receiver in Georgia for the 2018 class.