Last week, the nephew of two-sport great Bo Jackson, Shedrick Jackson committed to Auburn University where he will play wide receiver for its Division I football team, in an awesome, breathtaking video, which he posted on Twitter.
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Jackson, a three-star wide receiver recruit from Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama, chose the Tigers over Memphis University, Mississippi State, Missouri and Georgia Tech, according to BleacherReport.com.
It was Auburn’s seventh commitment for the 2108 class, per 247sports.com.
While Jackson isn’t quite the athlete like his superstar uncle (Hey, who is?)–an athlete who captured the Heisman Trophy award while at Auburn, played stellar football for the NFL Los Angeles Raiders and became a baseball legend for the MLB Kanas City Royals–he’ll make a solid addition to the Tigers’ offensive roster in 2018.
The chiseled 6-foot-two-inch, 200-pounder is a potent deep threat wideout with long arms, strong hands and very good speed, clocking in at a sub 4.4 second in the 40-yard dash this year, per multiple media reports.
Jackson, Scout’s No. 129 wide receiver in the Class of 2018, has room to grow, though, when he learns how to run better short to middle routes, something which is possible at the college ranks because of the advanced coaching techniques along with his stellar work ethic.
In the cool, professional-looking produced video the rising senior says, “My family gave me my name. Now, it’s up to me to live up to it.”
And Jackson, the 16th-ranked prospect in the state of Alabama and the No. 89 wide receiver in the 2018 recruiting class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, will get the opportunity to start his own legacy at Auburn come the 2018 campaign.
Good luck to the future Tiger receiver.