UT adds 20th signee

Tennessee was able to supplement its initial signing day haul with the addition of a highly-rated defensive back on Thursday.

Janzen Jackson, a native of Lake Charles, La., has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Tennessee on a football scholarship. A standout player at Barbe High School, Jackson is the 20th signee in head coach Lane Kiffin's 2009 recruiting class.

Janzen Jackson

Defensive Back, 6-0, 174

Lake Charles, La. (Barbe HS)

Prospect Rankings

Rivals: 5 Stars

Scout.com: 4 Stars

Jackson is rated the No. 2 overall prospect in Louisiana ... Rated No. 15 at his position by Scout.com and No. 9 by ESPN ... Listed No. 14 among defensive backs by SuperPrep ... Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-America game ... Named to the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 and the Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern Team ... Selected SuperPrep All-America ... Named Class 5A All-State by the LSWA as a senior and a junior.

Stats: Made 94 tackles and picked off five passes as a senior ... Picked off 5 passes, totaled 93 tackles and blocked seven kicks as a junior.

Misc: Also a standout in track and field as a hurdler ... Coach at Barbe High School: Jimmy Shaver.

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