At 6 foot, 200 lbs, Princeton Jackson is your ideal outside linebacker. With his 335 lb max bench and his 4.58 40 time, he has the strength and speed to compete at the next level.
The question which even Princeton himself doesn't know is where his talents will be best utilized in the fall of 2009.
In his junior year, Jackson was able to make 117 tackles, helping to lead the Cypress Ridge Rams to a 9-1 season in district 17-5A while earning 1st team all district and all-area honors.
But still, Jackson has a big list of schools, which does include SMU. Currently, his favorite five are Texas A&M, Texas, Iowa State, Baylor, and it's a toss-up between Southern Miss and SMU. He says, "I'm waiting for Coach Jones to contact me more."
When asked about the main factors of making a decision, Jackson told PonyStampede.com, "Tradition at a school is the major thing I look for. I like a school to be deeply rooted in their traditions. I also want there to be a strong sense of school spirit, and it of course has to offer me a good education."
Education is always an important factor when deciding where to attend college, but this is especially true for Jackson who expressed his interest in majoring in engineering or education.
As for football, his goals for his senior season are clear. "I would like to average at least 12 tackles per game, and more importantly, lead my team to the Texas 5A state championship. I'll worry about the recruiting stuff later."
It would appear that Jackson has his priorities straight, which is admirable for a kid this age. He puts the team before his individual accomplishments, and that is a quality which any program would love to have in a player.