Jackson Definitely Wants To Play In College

One of my favorite players to watch play this past football season was two-way lineman Kaden Jackson of Kingfisher, Okla. The 6-2, 261-pound Jackson helped lead the Yellow Jackets to the Oklahoma Class 3A state championship. What made him so much fun to watch was his toughness.

On offense very few targets slid off his blocks and on defense he really controlled gaps and fought off double teams and even some triple teams in the playoffs.

Jackson was helped by a number of teammates, including tight end/defensive end Jace Sternberger. The pair were in Stillwater on Sunday at the Oklahoma State Football Junior Recruiting Day. There were close to 80 prospects on hand, and Jackson said he was very interested.

"That was my first uunior day, but I've been to a bunch of camps," Jackson said. "I was at Oklahoma State's camp last summer and I went to camp at Kansas State. I really enjoyed the camps and I enjoyed the junior day at OSU. I am very interested, I want to play football in college."

Jackson should get his chance, as should Sternberger. The two had a lot to do with Kingfisher's success in 2013.

"I was really thankful to be on a team where everybody practiced so hard every day," Jackson said. "I played both way but I would have to say that I thought my biggest role was on defense. I agree with you that we can have another great team next season. We have some young guys coming up on the offensive line, but if we get them broken in then we should be fine."

Jackson is playing basketball and this spring will look to win his third straight Class 3A shot put championship. That is pretty impressive.

We'll continue to keep an eye on Jackson as I think he will develop into one of the most sought after prospects in the upcoming senior class.

Besides Sternberger other notable Oklahoma prospects in Stillwater were Edmond speedster Warren Wand, Westmoore standout receiver Dahu Green, Oklahoma City Casady lineman Josh Wariboko-Alali, teammate and safety Gary Woods, Norman North quarterback John Kolar and Midwest City safety Will Sunderand. A more thorough list has also been posted with this story.

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