When was Visit: Monday
Which Texas coaches: Chris Vaughn, Brian Jean-Mary
Importance of Visit: Jackson is on the short list of "Must Have" targets for the Longhorns in 2016. Texas is in good shape at linebacker with some of the younger backers in Malik Jefferson, Anthony Wheeler, Breckyn Hager, and Cameron Townsend. But they'd take a huge step forward by getting someone like Dontavious Jackson to commit. He's a hot commodity for several elite programs, including Michigan, which just picked up a commitment from four-star DT, and Texas target, Jordan Elliott. The Longhorns have been after Jackson as long as any linebacker in this class. He knows how much UT wants/needs him.
2016 Commitments at his Position: 1 - Demarco Boyd
Chance of a Commitment: 6 out of 10
- Shedding Ability
- Tackling Technique
Areas to Improve
- Lateral Movement
2014: As a junior, Jackson recorded 165 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, one interception, and four forced fumbles.
2013: Jackson had a breakout sophomore season with 107 tackles.