January 13, 2007
Time to root for Jackson
Eugene (Ore.) running back Brandon Jackson has been dealt a lot of breaks this past year. Some of them have been bad - some have been good. But one thing is for sure about the 5-foot-11, 192-pound 3-star running back with big-time moves; he's one prospect headed to the SEC that'll be easy to root for.
Few prep players stand out like Jackson did over his Oregon prep football career. Although he played on some solid teams in system programs with plenty of other talented players, his numbers still stand tall.
Jackson, who started his career at powerhouse Sheldon high school but transferred to Marist before the start of is sophomore season, was a 2005 first-team all-state running back and defensive back for the Spartans. Splitting running back duties with a senior tailback during the 2005 season, he still had over 2,000 all-purpose yards and averaged over 10 yards per receiving/rushing touch. He had 29 touchdowns, was the team's top cornerback, and actually punted the ball for the 13-0 2005 Oregon State Champs.
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