Jackson seeing interest increase

Going into this season, there was little talk about Jeffersontown's running back, DeMichael Jackson. But Jackson continued to work on his game and now looks like one of Kentucky's best juniors.

Going into this season, there was little talk about Jeffersontown's running back, DeMichael Jackson. But Jackson continued to work on his game and now looks like one of Kentucky's best juniors.

Jeffersontown stands at 3-2, after losing two straight games, each in overtime. However running back DeMichael Jackson has been consistently dominant this year, rushing for 683 yards in his five games. He also has 12 touchdowns. Jackson doesn't take all the credit, though.

"My season is going good. We have a great team and excellent linemen," said Jackson. "I've improved in my speed. I was more of a power back last year and this year I'm a balanced back with great speed and the ability to run over somebody too," he continued.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound back, has his team in position to compete at a high level all season and into the playoffs.

"My team is good. This has to be one of the most talented groups of players I hae played with," he said.

Recruiting is picking up for Jackson, though Jackson isn't that concerned with the next level at this time.

"My recruiting is going good. I really am not worried about recruiting right now," he said. "Louisville and Indiana are starting to show a lot of interest in me," he said.

Jackson will have unofficial visits set up for the coming weeks. He's already been to Louisville and he plans to visit Kentucky, Cincinnati and Western Kentucky.


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