4-Star WR Ketron Jackson Talks Texas Offer
– CJ Vogel
Texas tossed its hat in the ring and extended an offer to Royse City wide receiver Ketron Jackson Monday afternoon.
Jackson has a great frame at 6-feet, 2-inches and is right around 190 pounds. The most intriguing aspect of his game is his explosiveness which is a result of Jackson being a triple-jumper and long jumper during track season.
For now, Jackson has only been down to Austin in the past, though says he would like to visit again in the future.
Texas has not been in contact for too long with Jackson who says he’s heard from the staff for “just about a month” and mostly from WR Coach Andre Coleman. Arkansas and Baylor are two schools to watch out for in this recruitment, despite a crystal ball in favor of Alabama early on.
Expect the relationship between Coach Coleman and Jackson to evolve as the spring evaluation period heats up. Jackson said he plans to take OV’s in the summer and fall.
Jackson is quite talented and will be a guy to know for the cycle.
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– Super K
***Texas will begin Spring Ball after spring break. Certain guys will start spring ball with the 1s and then the process will determine who remains there and who jumps.
***A guy we’ve previously talked about we are excited to see at WILL as DeMarvion Overshown. Look for him to begin Spring Ball with the 1s over Juwan Mitchell. Sounds like a combination of loving Overshown’s size and athleticism and Mitchell flirting with the portal a little too much. But, we’ll see how it actually plays out through spring ball.
***Was told on the back end, there has been some recent movement. They’ve switched some guys from one side to another and bumped some guys up.
***I’m told D’Shawn Jamison has moved up to the front of the line on the side opposite Josh Thompson. That means Jamison will likely start spring ball ahead of Jalen Green.
***One of the things I’ve heard quite a bit this offseason is that it may not have been the best idea for Jalen Green to have avoided having shoulder surgery. I’m not a doctor and don’t know all the details but folks I’ve spoken to have indicated that it seems to still be bothering him and may be affecting his ability to lift, run, etc.
***Also, the move of Jamison to the front of the line reinforces something I previously noted – namely that Ash seems to covet speed over all else. This is one of the reasons I think, despite not being the tallest guy, Deuce Harmon will eventually get an offer (and I’ll be all about it).
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Recap of Recent Texas Offers
– CJ Vogel
Texas has been busy the last week on the offer front in both the 2021 and 2022 classes. With the spring evaluation period beginning soon, the offers will continue to ramp up and the clear targets for the 2021 class will begin to get some headway.
2021 WR Ketron Jackson
I had a note on Jackson Tuesday regarding his Texas offer. Jackson has interest in Texas and will likely make it down to Austin at some point in the near future. Currently Arkansas and Baylor are teams to look out for in this recruitment.
Analysis: Jackson is an explosive big bodied WR. A two-sport athlete that participates in the triple-jump and long jump while also a member of several relay teams, Jackson has the athletic background necessary for a solid D1 contributor.
2021 WR Hal Presley
Hal Presley, a 2021 wide receiver from Mansfield Summit, received an offer Monday afternoon. As a junior, Presley hauled in 45 passes for 874 yards and 8 touchdowns. At 19.4 yards per catch, Presley’s big play ability is certainly a trait that has helped him land eight offers since the beginning of February.
Analysis: Presley is very good at high-pointing the ball on vertical routes. His frame allows him to bully smaller corners and create nice mismatches on the outside.
2022 LB Na’Shawn Murphy
Texas extended an offer to Murphy last week, officially throwing their hat in the ring for the five-star linebacker. Murphy is currently ranked as the No. 3 overall player in the class of 2022 and No. 1 LB. Though, being from Virginia likely won’t do too much to help the Longhorns in this case. Regardless it’s nice to see Texas extending offers at the highest level.
Analysis: Murphy is everything you want in a linebacker at the elite level. At 6’1″ and 200 pounds, Murphy already has the size necessary at the next level while also possessing a 34-inch vertical jump. Play recognition is a big piece of what makes Murphy so coveted as well.
2023 WR Brandon Inniss
Texas offered 2023 wide receiver Brandon Inniss (Fort Lauderdale, FL) earlier in the week. The electric receiver had already reeled in 15 offers by the conclusion of his freshman season which just goes to show the amount of talent he possesses.
Inniss was among the many Florida athletes to visit campus Monday following a 7-on-7 tournament in the area. He will most likely be one of the top WR in the class.
2021 DE Bryce Langston
Along with Inniss, Langston made the trip from Florida this weekend to visit the Longhorns. Right now, Florida is pegged as the favorite to land the 6’3″, 250 pound defensive end. Only Florida and LSU have been locked in as official visits for Langston, which leaves the door open just a crack if Texas wants to pursue into that top five.
Hook’Em Back in the Race for JoJo
– Super K
If Texas wants to take their offense to yet another level, they have to start winning the battles for guys like JoJo Earle.
Early on it seemed Texas was in pole position but with all the staff changes, things began to shift.
In early January, JoJo released a top five which consisted of OU, LSU, TCU, Alabama, and Ohio State. To be candid, even with the staff changes, I was surprised to see Texas missing from that list.
When I spoke with JoJo though, he noted that the new staff would still have a chance to get back in his good graces.
Earle recently took a visit to Texas and I had one simple question for him – did Texas do enough to put themselves back in the top five. Earle answered in the affirmative.
Based on my conversations with JoJo and people around him, my personal sense of this one is that going into the weekend the teams to beat were TCU and OU. I just don’t get the feeling that there will be enough support from people in his camp to get give Alabama, Ohio State or even LSU (he personally likes LSU) a strong enough chance.
With that said, I think Texas now finds itself in a mix of TCU and OU with TCU probably holding the top spot, right now.
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– Charlie S