A big offer coming from the 2021 Texas football recruiting class is “meaningful” for 4-Star Royse City wide receiver Ketron Jackson.
Still sending out offers to various targets of the 2021 Texas football recruiting class in the midst of the start of spring camp, head coach Tom Herman is trying to make moves to land another highly touted group. Herman didn’t get his third straight top 10 ranked recruiting class in the nation for the 2020 cycle, a trend he will try to reverse in 2021.
However, the Texas Longhorns football program had a lot of valid excuses as to why Herman was not able to lock up yet another top 10 ranked signing class in the nation. Texas turned over much of their coaching staff from the 2019 team after they knocked off the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the regular season finale.
That win over Texas Tech back at the end of November only got the Longhorns to seven wins on the season at that point. A win over the No. 11 ranked Utah Utes in the Alamo Bowl by the final score of 38-10 on New Year’s Eve 2019 got Texas to round out their season with a record of 8-5 (5-4 Big 12). There is worse than the Longhorns did last fall.
A decent, but not up to standard, result from the 2019 season is now in the books and Texas needs to be able to respond well during the 2020 offseason. Texas could start off the 2020 offseason well with a good outing in spring camp and continue to find success for their 2021 recruiting class.
So far, Texas has a top 10 ranked 2021 recruiting class in the nation (per 247Sports Team Composite Rankings). A good next target for the 2021 recruiting class of the Longhorns to turn their attention to was just sent an offer. Texas offered four-star Royse City wide receiver Ketron Jackson on March 9, as the coaching staff added yet another skill position target to the list for 2021.
Jackson posted on his Twitter timeline on March 9 about the scholarship offer he received from Texas. This is the 17th school that Jackson has on his offer sheet. The limited number of offers he has for the pure amount of talent he brings to the table could mean more rolling in for him as college football programs across the country take part in spring camp.
The other more significant schools to send Jackson a scholarship offer thus far includes the Alabama Crimson Tide, Baylor Bears, TCU Horned Frogs, Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers, LSU Tigers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Texas A&M Aggies, and Texas Tech. But there appears to be three or four programs that are taking the lead in the pursuit of Jackson of late.
The four programs that are listed as “warm” on the 247Sports recruiting profile for Jackson includes Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, and TCU. But the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions gives Alabama the edge over any other school to land the commitment of Jackson. The Rivals FutureCast gives Arkansas and Alabama equal odds to get Jackson to pledge.
A recent report from Horns247 shows that the offer from the Longhorns “means a lot”. Apparently Jackson was a fan of Texas since he was three years old.
Getting that Texas offer could sway the interests of Jackson away from other competing programs like Alabama and Arkansas. This is the type of offer that could challenge a good number of other blue bloods and Big 12 programs that already pursued him a while back.
Ranking as the nation’s No. 175 2021 high school prospect, No. 31 wide receiver, and No. 30 out of the state of Texas, the Royse City, TX, native Jackson is an important target for the Longhorns. Jackson holds a solid 6-foot-2 and 186 pound frame that could be versatile within the Texas offense under recently hired offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.