Everyone knows the names Ryne Giddens and Petey Smith from Armwood, but the sleeper of the '09 Armwood team might be Mywan Jackson. The 5-foot-11, 170 pound cornerback is an intriguing prospect. As a sophomore Jackson played receiver where he had 21 catches for 276 yards in a run-first offense.
Coach Callahan knew he was a playmaker, so his junior year Mywan was switched to quarterback. Not because he was a great passer, but because he's such a dynamic athlete coach wanted the ball in his hands on every play. Jackson didn't put up huge numbers through the air, passing for only 874 yards and 6 touchdowns. However he did get it done on the ground, rushing for 1,135 yards and 12 TD's in his first year behind center.
"Spring ball starts on May 1st." Said Jackson, "I'm going to work on my technique at quarterback."
The offers have started rolling in for the Tampa athlete, he's got offers from South Florida, UCF, North Carolina and Iowa State. Most teams are recruiting him as an athlete, South Florida is recruiting him as a corner.
"Coach Douglas is recruiting me from USF. He told me he likes me at QB, but thinks I could see more playing time at corner."
Is Mywan open to making the switch to defense?
"I love to play defense. I like the intensity, and I like to match-up in man defense when I'm playing corner and force the receiver to play physical."
Over the summer Mywan plans to take several trips to team camps and says that USF will be a likely destination for their annual Senior Showcase. Other teams that Jackson likes, but have not offered are Miami, LSU and Tennessee.
"I really like the atmosphere down in Miami and they put guys in the pro's. I like LSU and the way they recruit and I've always watched Tennessee when I was growing up."
Besides Giddens, Smith and Jackson, the Bulls have also offered Armwood safety Angelo Hadley. Stick with USFNation for the latest on all four of the Tampa standouts.
Armwood ATH holding USF & UCF offers
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