Ja’Quinden Jackson Commits to Texas
Writer: Chandler Mumme
The Texas Longhorns added a big piece to their 2020 recruiting class with Duncanville QB/ATH Ja’Quinden Jackson committing Monday night. Jackson picked the Longhorns over the likes of Texas A&M, Florida State, and Georgia. After the recent news that WR Bru McCoy will transfer and with Texas missing out on top prospect Zachary Evans’ top five, this is the momentum they needed heading into the summer.
Jackson had an outstanding junior season passing for 1580 yards and 15 touchdowns while adding another 1493 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground. Jackson led Duncanville to the 2018 6A state title game, putting up over 250 yards of total offense and putting his team in a position to win despite losing on a last second hail mary. People may question his ability to play quarterback at the next level but make no mistake, Texas loves Jackson as a quarterback prospect. Jackson is a great fit for the offense and Tom Herman has a impressive track record with dual threat quarterbacks such as Braxton Miller, JT Barrett, Greg Ward Jr, and Sam Ehlinger.
The 6’2,” 220 lbs. Duncanville star is ranked as the 6th player in the state of Texas and 48th nationally according to 247 Sports. Jackson’s commitment could get the 2020 class off the ground and possibly help out DFW recruiting efforts including teammates Chris Thompson and Savion Byrd.