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4-star ATH and Texas target Vernon Jackson signs with Texas A&M

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Tuesday’s loss for the Crimson Tide was a big gain for the Aggies.

Brian Perroni, 247Sports

After taking his last official visit to Texas A&M this past weekend, Texas Longhorns athlete target Vernon Jackson announced his commitment to the Aggies on National Signing Day. Jackson was a longtime Alabama pledge before picking Texas A&M.

Still, it was about 18 hours until Texas A&M was able to officially acknowledge receipt of his NLI:

Jackson committed to Alabama back on September 15th over Texas A&M and TCU. By not signing during the early signing period, this opened up Jackson’s recruitment to others including newest Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fischer. On Tuesday evening, he officially decommitted from Alabama.

Texas made a late push in this one for the Boling product and there was plenty of drama on National Signing Day when Jackson didn’t sign until well in the evening. It unexpectedly continued into the next afternoon.

After visiting Austin back on January 12, Jackson was very impressed with the visit. But, Texas A&M left the final impression and pulled this one out over Alabama, TCU and Texas.

The 6’3 240-pound athlete is a consensus four-star prospect. Jackson is ranked as the No. 358 player nationally, the No. 21 athlete, and the No. 48 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.