Texas has its eyes deep into SEC country in hopes of becoming a factor for one of the nation’s top wide receiver prospects. On Wednesday, the Texas Longhorns put an offer on the table for Sumrall (Miss.) wide receiver Dannis Jackson, becoming the latest to pursue the Mississippi product.
An intriguing prospect who now owns more than a dozen invitations, Jackson is receiving no shortage of attention from SEC programs, with LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn among the most notable to date. The Rebels currently own two Crystal Ball picks for Jackson, while another favors LSU, where he visited in February just weeks after a trip to Auburn.
Texas is now the first Big 12 school to offer Jackson, who becomes one of just nine uncommitted 2019 wide receivers with a Longhorns offer.
A versatile pass-catcher, in addition to hauling in 63 receptions for 1,157 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior, Jackson also notched four interceptions en route to a No. 106 ranking nationally, per the 247Sports Composite.
Jackson detailed what he feels makes him such a coveted prospect, via 247Sports’ Yancy Porter.
“I’m a quick guy, who can go up and get the ball, with pretty good hands,” Jackson said. “The bigger moment; the bigger I usually play. I love the big moments. I still need to keep working on my one-on-ones. I’ll just keep watching film. I love to break down the game in the film room. I’m probably going to go into coaching when I’m done playing. I just love the game.”
Listed at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Jackson is ranked as the No. 18 wide receiver prospect in the country.