Jackson, a Desoto (Texas) High School product, has been timed at 4.39 in the 40-yard dash and he has the hips of a much smaller player.
"I think my size gives me a big advantage," Jackson said. "I can intimidate wide receivers when I get physical with them and then they are shocked when they find out I can run like I can. I love man-to-man coverage and I like to get right up on a receiver. I only gave up one catch last year and that was because of a messed up coverage, so I had a pretty good year last year."
Jackson started for the first time a year ago and finished with 30 tackles and four interceptions. He will also play some running back this year. He can bench 305 pounds, squats 545 and he has a 36-inch vertical jump. Jackson runs the 200 meters (22.3) in track and he participated in the Nike Camp at Texas A&M.
Jackson currently has eight scholarship offers is just now beginning to get into the recruiting process.
"Right now I am very wide open about recruiting," he said. "The schools that are interested in me I am giving a shot to hear what they have to say. I am talking to Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Maryland, Kansas, Boston College, Tulane and Texas A&M.
"I like Oklahoma if they want to play me at corner. Cornerback is where I want to play and if Oklahoma wants me to play corner than I have a serious interest in them."
Jackson has qualified academically.
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