Ja’Quinden Jackson, quarterback, Duncanville
FYI: 4-stars; 6-2/219; No. 3-ranked ATH
Fabulous 55 ranking: 5th
Committed: June 3
Welcome to the family, Ja’Quinden Jackson! 🤘
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 18, 2019
What he brings to Texas’ table: Jackson is a true dual-threat quarterback who utilizes power as much as speed in the running game. Sam Ehlinger’s running style is probably a good comparison for Jackson, who is usually bigger than the linebackers trying to stop him. He’s a bully in the open field, and he’s also fast enough to score any time he touches the football.
He completed 64% of his passes for 1,580 yards and 15 touchdowns to just three interceptions as a junior last season. He averaged more than 10 yards a carry, racking up 1,497 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground. He’s a big-bodied quarterback, much like Ehlinger.
Jackson isn’t just a runner, though that is his strongest skill. He possesses a powerful arm. He simply needs to improve his technique and accuracy to stay at the position in college. His combination of size and speed makes him an intriguing prospect at positions like wide receiver or linebacker.
He ran a laser-timed 4.61 in the 40-yard dash in March at The Opening regional in Dallas, faster than many top-end receivers and defenders at the camp. He’s truly an elite athlete with a number of possible positions in college. He wants to start at quarterback, and he’ll be given that chance early in his UT career.
He said it: “You got a dog coming. There is nothing in my way that will stop me from what I want to be.” — Jackson
Texas' 2020 recruiting classA list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
|Hudson Card||QB||Lake Travis||4||May 25 (2018)|
|Logan Parr||OG||San Antonio O'Connor||4||Oct. 28 (2018)|
|Jake Majors||OG||Prosper||4||Jan. 24|
|Jaylen Garth||OT||Port Neches-Groves||4||Feb. 17|
|Jaden Hullaby||ATH||Bishop Dunne||3||March 30|
|Ja'Quinden Jackson||QB/ATH||Duncanville||4||June 3|
|Kitan Crawford||CB||John Tyler||4||June 21|
|Prince Dorbah||OLB||Highland Park||4||July 9|
|Vernon Broughton||DT||Cy Ridge||4||July 17|
|Andrej Karic||OT||Southlake Carroll||3||July 24|
|Bijan Robinson||RB||Salpointe Catholic (Ariz.)||5||Aug. 2|
|Jerrin Thompson||S||Lufkin||4||Aug. 11|
|Xavion Alford||S||Alvin Shadow Creek||4||Aug. 16|
|Troy Omeire||WR||Fort Bend Austin||4||Sept. 20|
|Dajon Harrison||ATH||Hutto||3||Nov. 5|
|Sawyer Goram-Welch||DT||Longview||3||Dec. 15|
|Jaylan Ford||OLB||Frisco Lone Star||3||Dec. 19|
|Kelvontay Dixon||WR||Carthage||4||Feb. 4|
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