Texas Running Back High on Bruins

With early scholarship offers from powerhouse schools like Oklahoma and LSU, the running back from Houston, Texas, <b>R.J. Jackson</b>, also talked about how he likes UCLA...

R.J. Jackson, 5-11, 185, Houston (Tex.) Westside, had 1,034 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns on 106 carries as a junior. He also had 350 yards and five touchdowns on 18 receptions. On defense, he recorded 41 tackles and seven interceptions at cornerback. R.J. was named first team all-Greater Houston as a utility back on offense. He was also named first team all-league on defense and was the defensive player of the year for the league.

Jackson is sporting current written offers from Houston, Oklahoma State (yesterday), Oklahoma, LSU, and Texas A&M. These are his top five along with the UCLA Bruins.

"I like UCLA quite a bit," says Jackson. "Coach (Eric) Bieniemy is real cool and one of my cousins recently told me what a great player he was in college. It would be cool to play for someone like that."

R.J. prefers the running back position and believes that's where he'll be recruited.

He said, "I have great vision at running back. I also have great game speed and size for my position."

He already attended the Texas Spring Game and will now attend the LSU and Texas A&M Junior Days, along with the LSU Nike Camp.

Jackson carries a 3.2 core GPA and took his SAT last Saturday. He is undecided on a major.

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