Plantation DB serving up headaches

Most high school kids always like to talk about how hard they hit and how they go for the knockout blow. It's slightly different, however, when the team's head coach confirms it by giving the kid a nickname like "Headache". The nickname was awarded due to the pure physical punishment that he dishes out to the opponent.

FS Brandon " Headache"  Jackson (6-0, 185, 4.49) of Plantation High School in Plantation, FL was an Honorable Mention All-Broward County selection in 2003. He made 62 tackles, 4 INTs, forced 4 fumbles, and recovered 4 fumbles. All of that while missing three games due to a sprained ankle. Jackson is also a big part of the Plantation track team. He runs the 200 and the 400. His personal bests in each event are 21.9 in the 200 and 49.8 in the 400.

Like many of his Plantation teammates, Jackson is getting a lot of interest from Pittsburgh. Other schools that are recruiting him right now include: South Carolina, UCF, NC State, and Purdue. His favorites at this early stage of the process include UCF, South Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Pittsburgh, NC State, Purdue and Michigan State.

How did you get the nickname "Headache"?

"Coach Hepler gave it to me because I am a big hitter. If I can, I'm going to knock you out."

How would you describe your style of play?

"I'm very aggressive, but I know when to be calm. I take a lot of chances in the secondary. I like to come up on run support and hit people."

What is your biggest goal for the upcoming season?

"I want the team to make it to States."

Who is your favorite college or NFL player and why?

"Sean Taylor. He is always hungry for the ball and he wants the fame."

Being a Florida kid, do you want to stay in-state?

"I kind of prefer to get out and get away. I want to do my own thing."

What do you like about Pittsburgh?

"I like the tradition Walt Harris is building. I'd like to play there with the kids that are there from Plantation."

Brandon has a 2.5 GPA and has scored a 19 on his ACT. This spring, he will attend the NFL High School Camp in Miami. This summer, he is planning on attending Pittsburgh and NC State football camps. The 185 pound DB represents himself well in the weight room with a bench press of 265 lbs.

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