RECRUITING: Jackson is the prototype fullback

Houston, Texas prospect Brandon Jackson could be Oklahoma's style of fullback for the future


Working out the pro-set, Jackson is a powerhouse running back who works as a fullback, but many times becomes the main man in the backfield as well.

Jackson goes into this season as a three-year starter at running back and as a junior he carried the ball 50 times for 709 yards and 10 touchdowns. Jackson can also catch the ball hauling in nine passes for 108 yards a year ago.

"I line up at fullback to start the game and I run the ball and block from that spot as well," said Jackson. "I consider myself a good running back who happens to be possessed with the talent to block as well. I am pretty comfortable about doing everything in the backfield, and I feel that I can be a complete running back."

Jackson can bench 285 pounds and squats 435. He went to the Nike camp in College Station the past two summers as well as overnight camp at LSU. Jackson has some offers waiting for him on the table as soon as he qualifies, but he is already developing some opinions as to who are his favorite schools.

"My top choices are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Michigan State," said Jackson. "I am highly interested in Oklahoma right now. I feel they are looking for a guy who has my capabilities and skills. I think they are looking for a guy that can not only block at their fullback slot, but also run the ball.

"I think, in the past, they have played a guy at that position who was more of a blocker and not a runner, and I think they would want a guy with a little more versatility at that position."

Jackson says he is not going to camps this summer and that he is going to stay at home and attend summer school to work on his GPA and to try to get ahead in his academics.

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