With Texas yet to find much success recruiting defensive line talent, the Longhorns have extended on offer to Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) product and Louisville strong-side defensive end commit Jarrett Jackson during his official visit, according to multiple reports.
A three-star talent, Jackson committed to Louisville in August, but has continued to evaluate his options. Texas is now officially an option for him, as he becomes the fourth strong-side defensive end prospect the ‘Horns have honed in on this cycle, along with Texas A&M commit Max Wright, Oklahoma commit Ron Tatum and Daniel Carson.
Texas does hold a pledge from elite Houston Westfield defensive tackle Keondre Coburn, but he’s the lone defensive line pledge to date.
With National Singing Day 2018 looming just over two months away, options and time are running thin as Tom Herman and his staff aim to build upon their No. 2-ranked recruiting class.
For as much talent as Herman’s first full recruiting class boasts, depth along the defensive line is still a major concern. With Jackson now holding a Texas offer, the ‘Horns have one more option to pursue throughout the final stretch.
A 6’4.5, 257-pound prospect, Jackson is ranked as the nation’s No. 905 player, No. 43 strong-side defensive end and the No. 135 player in Florida, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.