Navasota WR sees stock rising

Navasota wide receiver Brandall Jackson has several offers from major D-I programs, including five Big 12 schools. Where do the Aggies stand on his list of favorites? Do they have an advantage since the A&M campus is just down the road? What are his plans for the summer? This and more in an exclusive interview with Aggie Websider.

One of the fastest rising prospects in the state of Texas is Navasota wide receiver Brandall Jackson. The 6-foot-2, 174-pound prospect was recently upgraded by Scout.com to a four-star recruit, and he has the offers to justify that lofty status.

"I have offers from Texas A&M, Tulsa, OU, OSU, Mississippi State, and Baylor," Jackson said. "Nebraska just offered the week before last."

Despite the interest from high Division I schools, Jackson is using the offseason to increase his weight and increase his speed, something he thinks will help the Navasota Rattlers as he heads into his senior campaign.

"I need to get strong, especially in my upper-body so I've been working hard on weight training. I can tell it's making a difference," Jackson said. "I'm also working with the coaching staff on improving my speed and explosion off the line by staying low and using good technique. I ran a 4.51 forty earlier, and I'll be under 4.5 in the summer."

Jackson and the Rattlers are also finishing up spring practice, and while his natural position is wide receiver, his athleticism will also have the coaches playing him both ways in the fall.

"I'll be playing both ways next year. The coaches want me on the field," Jackson said. "I've been working a lot at cornerback and safety this spring. I'll do whatever it takes to help my teammates."

As far as the recruiting process goes, Jackson is still a long way from making a decision and plans to participate in several summer camps.

"I really have no favorites right now. I'm not in a hurry to make a decision," Jackson said. "I'll probably wait to narrow things down after my senior season and see how it goes."

Navasota is situated just 25 miles from College Station, Texas which is the home of Texas A&M. Do the Aggies have an advantage do to its geographic location?

"I don't think so. I'm going to look at all my options and see what's best for me," Jackson said. "I like A&M and I've spoken to Coach Cromwell (OC) and Coach Wyatt (recruiting contact) and I like what they are doing with the offense, but I wouldn't say they have an advantage because they are close."

When the time comes to make a decision, Jackson says he'll look closely at each program's offensive scheme, and particularly the passing game and the types of routes the receivers are asked to run. He also wants to evaluate the academics of each school.

Jackson will have a busy summer. In addition to his daily workouts, he'll be participating in 7-on-7 with his Navasota teammates and he has plans to attend summer camps at Baylor and Texas A&M.




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