Ivory Jackson 100% Healthy, Loves Lubbock

RaiderPower.com caught up with Amarillo defensive lineman Ivory Jackson recently for a final interview before he reported to Texas Tech.

For months Ivory Jackson told RaiderPower.com and anyone who would listen, he couldn't wait to get to Texas Tech. Now the 2016 defensive lineman from Amarillo High has arrived on campus and is ready to compete for playing time.

What's more, it appears he's already adjusting to college life after moving in last weekend.


Jackson reported to Raider Power via direct message on Twitter back in March he was cleared by doctors, 100 percent healthy and "after all this rehab I'm probably the fastest I've ever been" following a pretty scary knee injury while representing USA in the 2016 International Bowl back in late January.

The 2016 District 2-6A Defensive Player of the Year confirmed shortly before reporting to Lubbock he was ready to go full bore in football workouts this summer and next fall.

"I feel and am preforming at 100 percent," Jackson said. "I can't wait to play. I just need to earn myself one chance."


The Scout three-star prospect, rated as the No. 12 defensive tackle prospect in Texas of the 2016 class said he currently weighs 260 pounds, but his target weight is 280-290 by the time next season kicks off. One of Jackson's strengths is his versatility, but how much weight he's able to put on this summer will likely determine how much he will contribute next fall and at how many positions.

"I plan on playing all over the D-line it just matters where coach needs a player," Jackson added.

Jackson said he will major in education and plans on getting his master's degree so he can coach at the collegiate level after his playing days are over.

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