Bryant Jackson is Newest Longhorn

Winning a state championship as a junior must have been a tremendous feeling of accomplishment for safety Bryant Jackson. After a long trip to Austin for the Texas Longhorn junior day, Bryant Jackson may have an even better feeling since he pledged to play for his longtime favorite Longhorns.

Bryant Jackson of Sulphur Springs told Burnt Orange Beat last week that if Texas offered he would commit on the spot. Well, after a long day that included taking in practice, a tour of the campus and facilities, Jackson got that offer, and according to his head coach Greg Owens, Jackson held up his word.

"Bryant accepted UT's offer," coach Owens texted earlier this afternoon.

In a follow-up phone call, Coach Owens added, "Bryant has tremendous potential and is a big time playmaker. I am excited for him and the University of Texas. They are a great fit. I know that is where he dreamed of going."

Jackson won District Sophomore of the Year in 2007 after posting 33 tackles, ten pass breakups, and five interceptions. Jackson followed that season up with 99 tackles, ten pass breakups, and five interceptions in his junior season that included a state title.

Jackson says that Texas recruited him as a corner.


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