Dontavious Jackson One of the Best in 2016

Four-star linebacker Dontavious Jackson is the No 4 ranked middle linebacker in the class of 2016. The Houston (TX) Alief Elsik standout is one of the very best in the country at his position.

Dontavious Jackson is a 6-foot-2, 237-pound inside linebacker with plenty of offers and more on the way.

"The strengths that I have are my abilities to find the ball and reach quickly," Jackson said. "It's an instinct to me and things I need to work on is just getting as strong as I can."

Jackson ended the season at 9-2 and had a monster year that has college coaches from across the state fighting for his services.

"We finished our season 9-2 with a playoff loss," Jackson said. "My season statistically was great. I recorded 173 tackles solo and assists combined, 27 tackles for loss, five sacks, one interception and four forced fumbles."

Jackson made a visit to Austin last weekend as Texas closed out the regular season against TCU on Thanksgiving.

"I made a trip to Texas last week," Jackson said. "The experience was great, just being on the field while they were warming up made me smile, and I enjoyed myself. I plan to visit California, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Baylor and TCU very soon. I have to say Tech, California; Arizona State and OSU are showing me the most love and I think Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and TCU are close."

Jackson is not the only one who feels Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and TCU are close to offering. He will be one of the most heavily recruited players in the state of Texas heading into the summer and next season.

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