Texas cornerback has freakish skills

DeSoto's Brian Jackson is drawing recruiters with his rare blend of size and speed

Through the recruiting world Brian Jackson is known as 'the freak' because there are very few men his size (6-foot-4, 208 pounds) that have his speed and can play cover corner.

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.

This story originally published on OUInsider.com

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