Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Desmond Jackson

Defensive tackle
Houston, Texas
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  • Wt:278 lbsverified
  • 40:5 secs
  • Shuttle:4.72
  • Vertical:28 inches
  • GPA:3.6
  • Class:2011 (High School)
  • - data verified (events)
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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
TexasCOMMITTED (02/13/2010)Offered12/10/2010
Texas A&MNoneOfferedNone
Texas TechNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Desmond Jackson

by Barry Every - 07/20/2010
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Huge upper body and has natural hip and knee flexibility. He has similar size and build as LSU DT Josh Downs.
Needs Improvement: How much weight can he hold on his already almost maxed-out frame? Jackson must keep his head up and not lose sight of the ball, putting himself in a vulnerable position while pass rushing.
Most Impressive: He is extremely quick off the ball and really understands the importance of winning the leverage battle. Jackson uses his hands to keep offensive linemen from getting to his body and he is also very strong for his size.
Conclusion: He is a high-character kid that is going to do what the coaches tell him to do to get better. Most likely will redshirt while he tries to gain an extra 10 pounds of muscle. If he can stay healthy, expect him to become a solid two- to three-year starter.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Practice Report II - Sunday night's breakdown08/07/2011Orangebloods.com
Horns looking for help at DT08/03/2011Orangebloods.com
B12 Media Days Recap07/27/2011Orangebloods.com
Big 12 Media Days recap07/27/2011Orangebloods.com
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Midlands: Dallas holds edge over Houston05/26/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Ranking the Big 12 by position02/14/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the Big 1202/03/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Leaders emerge in state battles for talent01/29/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
2010 All-State: Class 5A01/14/2011LoneStarPreps.com
UA matchup: White OL vs. Red DL01/05/2011Rivals.com Football Recruiting
RBs highlight Under Armour12/31/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Category rankings: Defensive tackles11/24/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Midlands whispers: Texas losing luster11/18/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
From the road: Action Jackson11/09/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Look ahead: Top prospects square off11/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Desmond Jackson staying strong with his commitment10/05/2010Orangebloods.com
Friday Night Lights: Stats, scores and more08/28/2010Orangebloods.com
Could the Sooners Go Back to Texas for 2012 QB?08/03/2010SoonerScoop.com
SW Ultimate 100 standouts: 2011 class07/14/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
State Supremacy: Fla., Calif. or Texas?07/14/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
BadgerSports names first-team All-Americans07/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Desmond Jackson makes his mark at UT camp07/01/2010Orangebloods.com
Desmond Jackson's getting ready to go04/12/2010Orangebloods.com
Daingerfield linebacker calls in UT commitment02/23/2010LoneStarPreps.com
Jackson talks Longhorn commitment02/16/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
U.S. Army National All-Combine Team: Defense02/16/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Texas' 2011 Class.. where the Horns stand now02/16/2010LoneStarPreps.com
Video: Jackson plugs the gap02/16/2010Rivals.com
Horns send a message in landing state's top DT02/13/2010Orangebloods.com
Jackson eyes the recruiting trail02/07/2010Orangebloods.com
Junior Day Notebook: Part II01/30/2010TideSports.com
Jackson takes first visit to Aggieland01/25/2010AggieYell.com
Army Combine Hosts Plenty of Sooner Talent01/13/2010SoonerScoop.com
2011 DT impressed by Tide title01/12/2010TideSports.com
Army Combine MVP can do it all01/12/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Army National Combine All-Lobby Team01/07/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Young stars compete at Under Armour combine01/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Walker heading to Fayetteville?12/18/2009LoneStarPreps.com
Elite Texas DT has Ala. ties12/17/2009TideSports.com
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Countdown to Kickoff: 10/910/09/2009LoneStarPreps.com
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Jackson receives first offers09/11/2009LoneStarPreps.com
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National Ultimate 100 standouts: 2011 Class07/31/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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2011 DT hard to miss06/28/2009Orangebloods.com
From the Road: Young stars04/26/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Combine Kings: Top NUC performances04/15/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Prospects flash potential at Houston NUC02/23/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting


Year TckTFLSck
2009 (Jr.)27-3
2008 (So.)64214

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