Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Jackson still recruiting for Hogs
El Dorado's Bijhon Jackson stops Camden Fairview's DJ Franklin in the backfield in Camden.
Arkansas defensive line commitment Bijhon Jackson was able to spend a little time with highly regarded junior defensive end Hjalte Froholdt, who was visited for the South Carolina game.
“We didn’t talk long,” Jackson said. “He said he had a lot of interest in Arkansas and he really wouldn’t mind coming here. He never really gave any indication where he wanted to go.”
Jackson, 6-2, 325, 5.1 seconds of El Dorado is rated a 4-star prospect by national recruiting analyst Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network. He wasn’t discouraged about his pledge after the Hogs lost 52-7 to the Gamecocks and believes in defensive line coach Charlie Partridge and strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert.
“I think they can do a lot with me and just help the program be better and get some bigger talent,” Jackson said. “I think that will help us on down the line.”
Jackson, who has a 415 pound bench press, set the state record in the power clean with a lift of 350 pounds in the state weight lifting championships in the spring.
He’s recorded 22 unassisted tackles, 10 assisted tackles, 7 tackles for loss along with an interception.
“A lot of teams are running away from me,” Jackson said. “I’m getting doubled and tripled teamed all the time. We’re not playing as good as we should sometimes but I still have a good feeling where we’re heading this season.”