Duncanville quarterback Ja'Quinden Jackson at The Opening regional in Dallas. (Mike Craven)

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Meet the Longhorns: Duncanville’s Ja’Quinden Jackson has skills Texas fans should recognize

Posted December 18th, 2019

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Ja’Quinden Jackson, quarterback, Duncanville

FYI: 4-stars; 6-2/219; No. 3-ranked ATH

Fabulous 55 ranking: 5th

Committed: June 3

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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

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Hudson CardQBLake Travis4May 25 (2018)
Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor4Oct. 28 (2018)
Jake MajorsOGProsper4Jan. 24
Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-Groves4Feb. 17
Jaden HullabyATHBishop Dunne3March 30
Ja'Quinden JacksonQB/ATHDuncanville4June 3
Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler4June 21
Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park4July 9
Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge4July 17
Andrej KaricOTSouthlake Carroll3July 24
Bijan RobinsonRBSalpointe Catholic (Ariz.)5Aug. 2
Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin4Aug. 11
Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek4Aug. 16
Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin4Sept. 20
Dajon HarrisonATHHutto3Nov. 5
Sawyer Goram-WelchDTLongview3Dec. 15
Jaylan FordOLBFrisco Lone Star3Dec. 19
Kelvontay DixonWRCarthage4Feb. 4

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