A native of Columbus, Ohio, Jackson earned second-team all-state as a senior in high school. Jackson was also named first-team all-district (Columbus Public) and all-city. He originally chose Illinois over Michigan, Minnesota and Oklahoma. In his first year at Illinois, Jackson took a redshirt.
Jackson left Illinois because of off-the-field issues, and eventually wound up at Glenville State. Jackson earned an All-WVIAC first-team selection in both 2010 and 2011. He was a major reason that the Pioneers threw for 5,120 yards and 40 touchdowns and ran for 3,395 yards and 31 scores in his first two seasons. In his final season, Jackson was a team captain and team MVP. For the third consecutive season, Jackson was an All WVIAC honoree. In addition to this, he Jackson was also named first team All-American by the AFCA Coaches and first team to the 2012 D2Footabll.com All-American Team.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.