Union High School
6'4", 255 pounds
Rashaad Jackson showed he was a Division I prospect with his play
on the football field during his career with the Union Yellow Jackets. Now
the Clemson signee is hoping that his work off the field will be good
enough to make him a Tiger.
"I haven't qualified yet because of my S.A.T. scores," Jackson said. "I
will take the test once more in June, but I will probably end up going to
Southwest Mississippi Junior College."
Although he knows there is a chance he may have to sit out a year
before going to Clemson, Jackson still has hope that he will suit up for
the Tigers this fall.
"I have been very active in after school programs, and have been
cutting back on the fast foods," Jackson said. "I feel like I have a good
chance to pass the test and will go into it with a positive attitude. If I do
pass, I will be very excited. I think I will fit in very well, and it would be an
honor to play for Coach Bowden."
"I think we have a good chance to be in the top ten and make a BCS
game. I hope to be a part of that, but if I am not, I wish them the best."
When it came to choosing a college to continue his football career, Jackson could have gone one of two ways. He could have gone to a school like North Carolina A & T or South Carolina State, places where he could have had a chance to start and make an immediate impact. Or, he could have chosen a place that felt like home.
Jackson chose the latter by signing with Clemson, making the decision on the eve of National Signing Day.
"It's a great school and I just really felt like I belonged there," Jackson said. "Not only because it was closer to home than the other two, but because I know a lot of people there."
Rashaad Jackson Bio
Three-year starter at defensive tackle...three-time all-conference selection...All-State selection as a senior...played in the 2003 Shrine Bowl...listed in the High School Sports Report Top 100...rated as one of the top 20 players in South Carolina by rivals.com...from the same high school as current Tiger Kyle Browning, one of the most successful programs in state history...played for head coach Mike Anthony at Union High School