The Recruiting Guy:

Lesson learned for Hog commitment

By: Richard Davenport Richard Davenport's Twitter account
Published: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Arkansas continues to recruit Pulaski Robinson athlete Koilan Jackson hard.
Arkansas continues to recruit Pulaski Robinson athlete Koilan Jackson hard.

Pulaski Robinson athlete Koilan Jackson always runs through the end zone while scoring a touchdown for good reasons.

At the age 9 while playing pee-wee football, Jackson caught what appeared to be a game-winning touchdown.

“The field was still lined up with soccer lines and football lines at the same time,” said Jackson, who's committed to Arkansas and will play receiver for the Hogs. “There were a lot of lines on the field. I stopped thinking I was in the end zone.”

His father, Keith, who was an Oklahoma All-American tight end and three-time All-Pro in the NFL, tried to inform him of his mistake without alerting the opponent.

“I wasn’t the only person that stopped; everybody on the field stopped,” Jackson said. “My dad kept trying to whisper to me, but I didn’t understand what he was saying. About that time we understood, and they came and tackled me.”

He ended up being 5 yards short of the goal line.

“You know that old saying, you learn more from your mistakes than you can your successes,” said Keith Jackson.

Jackson, 6-3, 210, 4.52 seconds in the 40-yard dash, of Pulaski Robinson was devastated by the error.

“The poor guy gets up ,and tears were coming out of his eyes,” Keith said.

It’s a mistake that won’t be repeated.

“Lesson learned,” Koilan said.


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