RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 17 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 22 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 20 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 21 tight end in the country and the No. 25 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 42 tight end in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 32 tight end in the country, the No. 86 player in his region and the No. 18 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

    THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on March 28, 2011 … A National Underclassmen Combine East Regional honorable mention All-America selection … A member of the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region squad … A second-team Group AA all-state selection at tight end by VirginiaPreps … A first-team All-Timesland selection by The Roanoke Times as a tight end … A first-team All-Region III pick for his 11-1 team … Caught 22 passes for 360 yards, including a game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter against Hidden Valley … Also started at defensive end … Hauled in 18 passes for 343 yards and four touchdowns his junior season … Also had 14 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks his junior year … A first-team All-Group AA tight end his junior season by The Associated Press and the Virginia High School Coaches Association … Player host was Michael Cole … Recruited by Bryan Stinespring.

    PERSONAL: Born 10/5/93 in Roanoke, VA … Son of Rodger and Gayle Jackson … Contemplated major is business management or finance.

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