Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He also hosts Recruiting Thursday each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. statewide.
Jackson "I'm 100 percent Hog"
El Dorado News-Times/Michael Orrell -- El Dorado's Bijhon Jackson tracks Mountian Home's Andrew Stolpe in the first round of the 6A state playoffs at Memorial Stadium in El Dorado on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
El Dorado defensive tackle Bijhon Jackson, an Arkansas commitment, has been very visible on Facebook and Twitter declaring himself a proud Razorback.
Jackson, 6-2, 325, 5.1 seconds in the 40 yard dash, is rated the No. 4 defensive tackle and No. 65 prospect in the nation by ESPN. He showed why he’s rated so high with a dominating performance at Arkansas’ prospect camp on June 10. Video highlights click here
“I just want to let people to know that I’m not going anywhere,” said Jackson, who also has scholarship offers from Alabama, Ole Miss and Arkansas State. “I’m staying here. I’m 100 percent Hog, I’m not going to change my mind. There’s not any chance of me changing my mind at this point.”
He was named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All Arkansas team after recording 67 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss and 6 sacks last year. He was also a member of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Super Sophomore team.
Jackson will arrive in Oregon on Sunday to take part in The Opening which features 163 of the top prospects in the nation. He's been trying to get heavily recruited running back Kevin Shorter, defensive linemen Abu Lamin and Josh Frazier to join him in Fayetteville.
“I’m trying to recruit some guys,” Jackson said. “Talk to some guys on Twitter and texting some of the guys that already committed. It’s pretty cool to actually be talking to all these guys.”
Jackson, who set a state record in the power clean with a lift of 335 pounds at the state weightlifting meet in Russellville in April, is determined to see Arkansas sign a solid 2014 class.
“I’m trying to be a leader,” said Jackson, who benched pressed 385 pounds at the state weightlifting meet. “I’m trying to make this Hog class as good as good as it can be. I want this class to stand out.”