Recently, long-time Missouri offer, 2015 WR prospect Kalif Jackson 6’4” 205 Neptune Beach (FL) Fletcher, took a few minutes to speak with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about his interest in Missouri, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.
“Missouri offered me a scholarship about a year ago,” said Jackson. “They were one of the first ones to offer me a scholarship…………………………………… (Missouri Offensive Coordinator) Josh Henson and my head coach are really good friends……………………………….. I like Coach Henson. I think he’s a really good coach.”
Jackson currently holds offers from California, Duke, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Marshall, Maryland, Purdue, Rutgers, South Florida, Temple, Tulane, UCF, Wake Forest, and West Virginia, among others, in addition to Missouri.
Jackson said that his high school coach told him that he expects more schools to offer soon. “When I first learned of the Missouri offer, I was extremely excited!” explained Jackson. “I hadn’t played that much as a sophomore, and to receive a big SEC offer, I was shocked, and in awe. I was extremely happy!”
Jackson pointed out that Coach Henson had stopped by Fletcher last month to watch him practice. Jackson’s the kind of receiver that Missouri and Coach Henson like. He is good at catching the ball in traffic, and in going up over defensive backs for the football.
Jackson is also an outstanding basketball player, having been named District Player of the Year as a junior. He’s a self-described long strider who self-reported a personal best of 4.62 seconds in the 40-yard dash, to go along with a 38” vertical, and a 4.21-second 5-10-5 shuttle.
“Coach Henson and I have a really good relationship,” said Jackson.
Jackson said that he has also spoken with Missouri receivers coach, Pat Washington.
Jackson is planning to visit Missouri this summer. He said that he knows Missouri freshman quarterback Marvin Zanders well.
“I know Marvin (Zanders) really well,” explained Jackson. “I know Spencer (Williams). I know all of those guys. I’ve known William Sweet since sixth grade. We went to middle school together. We were talking about how our coach told us back then that we wouldn’t make it in high school football.”
Jackson said that he would like to make a final decision before his senior season. He said that he’s looking for a school with a stable coaching staff and a good academic program. He said that he'd like to study political science in college, with an eye toward law school.