Longhorn Camp Update: Desmond Jackson

Texas cornerback/safety Desmond Jackson (5-11, 187, 4.5) from Seguin High School recently returned from the Longhorn camp in Austin, Texas. He practiced one-on-ones with receivers, learned footwork techniques through DB drills and ran 40s (Jackson's best time was 4.51 seconds).

Jackson now favors Oklahoma (offer) slightly over Texas. "Texas still hasn't offered me yet. Coach (Duane) Akina (defensive coordinator and defensive backs) led me around the campus at Austin and told me to keep up the good work. I'm not going to stick my nose up in Texas' business. I'll just focus on Oklahoma now," Jackson said. "And if Texas offered, they would still be number two."

This summer Jackson plans to visit Oklahoma for the first time in July. "I like Oklahoma because they have an aggressive defense. I have an aggressive style on the field too.

"Coach Bob Wright (defensive backs) is funny, outgoing and best of all--he's about his players," Jackson said. "He meets you at your level, understands you and then gets you there.

"The other schools that have offered me (Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and SMU) aren't out of the picture yet. I just want to go through the whole recruiting process and see what happens."

"When I go to UTEP on June 24, I want people to see my skill. I'm smart, especially when it comes to covering receivers.

Jackson reports a 2.8 GPA and awaits his June 3 SAT results.

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