Parade All-American, the first Parade All-America kicker to come to Clemson since Chris Gardocki in 1988...rated as the #3 place kicker in the nation by Rivals.com...first-team All-America selection by EA Sports...rated as the #11 prospect overall in South Carolina by Rivals.com...the #10 kicker in the nation by Scout.com... ranked as the #7 player in the state of South Carolina by The State...the #16 player in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep...member of the South Carolina Shrine Bowl Team...South Carolina High School Coaches Association Special Teams Player-of-the-Year...first-team all-state selection by The State...averaged 46 yards per punt as a senior...was 8-for-11 on field goals as a junior with a long of 50 yards, and also averaged 44 yards per punt...set the state record with a 64-yard field goal as a senior, only four yards shy of the national high school record in 2005...his kick was featured as one of the plays of the week on ESPN by Chris Berman...also connected on a 47-yard field goal in that game...played for Don Frost at Riverside High School...high school teammate of fellow Tiger signee Michael Wade...chose Clemson over LSU, Texas A&M, Georgia, and Maryland.
Mickey Plyler on Jackson: "Jackson is one of the guy that will have a chane to contribute right away. He hold ths state record in field goals and may be an even better punter than place kicker. Also he might be a rarity in that he could do like former Tiger Chris Gardocki and do all three facets of the kicking game.”
Reminds Plyler of: Chris Gardocki
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