Junior Update: Houston Westside RB R.J. Jackson

Houston Westside RB <b>R.J Jackson</b> made a huge jump in the Texas Hot 100. Originally the No. 87 player on our Hot 100 list, he jumped to No. 68.<p>

Digest these numbers: 1,021 rushing yards (9.3 yard avg), 19 rushing touchdowns, 5 receiving and 2 on kickoff returns for 26 Total TDs.

With numbers like that, you can see why big time colleges have been offering him scholarships early and often.

The four colleges that have stepped up to the plate so far are as follows: "Oklahoma, LSU, Texas A&M and Houston Cougars", according to R.J. Jackson.

Jackson told TheInsiders.com: "It's been real exciting getting these offers from such good schools. Thursday night, I was at Texas A&M's night of champions, I had a great time."

It's not surprising Jackson has been receiving so much attention for his junior football honors read like a novel -- 1st-team all- greater Houston, 1st-team all-district at running back and cornerback.

Not to shabby for a junior, so what about this season?

"I'd like to increase those numbers this year," he said, "And with the team we have coming back, we should be in good shape. We have almost all of our skilled players back and our younger guys are good so we should be right back at the top this year."

Westside's only 2 losses came against Fort Bend Hightower and La Marque. "We should have beat them both," Jackson said. "We're not gonna let that happen this year."

Jackson, who said he's currently 6-0, 197-pounds, is looking forward to getting the season started.

Vitals according to R.J: "GPA: 3.0, bench: 245, squat: 405, power clean: 275, 40: 4.5."

Jackson will attend the MSLCombines/TheInsiders.com camp/clinic at The University of Houston the first weekend of April.

For more information on the MSL combines, go to www.mslcombines.com or simply click here. Kids planning on attending either the April 3rd or 4th Houston camp or the May 22nd or 23rd SMU Dallas camps, contact Stacey Dean via his email address which is sdean@theinsiders.com, if you have any difficulties registering.

You MUST pre-register or you will not be able to participate. There will be no last-minute walk-ups. If you're not yet signed up, you're missing out on the most realistic NFL Combine-like event, including the NFL HRT test (NFL aptitude/psyche test) soon-to-be NFLers take, not to mention every drill the NFL Combine puts on and perhaps the most exciting aspect -- position-specific instruction via former/current NFL coaches and/or players. Are you ready to take YOUR game to the next level?


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