Jackson Talks Sooner Verbal

Over the weekend the Sooners earned their first commitment for the 2011 class in WR Kameel Jackson out of Sam Houston High School in Arlington, Texas. SI was able to catch up with Jackson after his commitment to hear what he had to say about his decision.

After receiving his official offer from the Oklahoma Sooners on September 1st, Kameel Jackson took little time to make a decision on what college he was going to attend.

And when that decision was made it was the Sooners who had won Jackson's commitment over the likes of Tennessee, Kansas State, Kansas, Nebraska, Tulsa and Texas A&M.

In the end it was Jackson's experience in Norman during the summer - working with Oklahoma Wide Receivers Coach Jay Norvell - that helped him make his decision.

"I did a lot of thinking like as far as what college I would like to go to and what I was looking for in a college," Jackson began about what the deciding factors were in his decision to be a Sooner. "Just thinking about my experience at the OU camp and what it was like and then I just went ahead and went for it."

Coach Norvell has already started to amass a talented group of receivers in the 2010 class and landing Jackson is a good start for 2011. Jackson called Coach Norvell and let him know of his commitment this past Saturday.

"He (Norvell) was real excited," Jackson began. "He just welcomed me to the Sooner family. He couldn't wait to get me to a game. He was going to try and get me to call Coach Stoops but he was in a meeting. But yeah he was real excited and asking me what my parents thought and stuff like that."

Jackson looks to waste little me before seeing his Sooners in action.

"I think I'm going to go down there for the Baylor game."

Up until this interview Jackson had no idea he was the first commitment for the Sooners 2011 class. Now Jackson is just waiting for someone else to "hop on board" with the Sooners and join him.

"I didn't know I was the first person to commit in my class so it feels real good. I'm just going to wait and see for someone else to hop on board."

As a sophomore, the 6-foot-1 and 185-pound Jackson had 54-catches for 741-yards and seven touchdowns.

However, this season Jackson's stats don't look as good - due to he has been out since the first week of the season with a knee injury.

"I stressed out my ACL," Jackson said. "I've been doing rehab since the first week but I'll be coming back this weekend against Arlington High which is a real big game for us."

While Jackson has been out his older brother, 2010 WR Kenzee Jackson has stepped up to pick up the slack. Kenzee attended the Sooner camp in the summer with Kameel.

"He has been doing real good. He's been doing everything that he is supposed to do. Doing anything that the coaches ask and just playing his game and being a team player and the team leader."

Jackson says he doubts there a chance he would change his commitment to the Sooners to play elsewhere.

"It's pretty much over for me right now," Jackson said about the recruiting scene. "If anyone tries to talk to me I'm not just going to turn them down. I'm going to see what they have to say, as far as like a flop (on my commitment) I doubt it."

Sooners Illustrated Top Stories