Key 4-Star WR target Ketron Jackson picks Arkansas over Texas football

Sam Pittman (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Sam Pittman (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

A big-time target of the 2021 Texas football recruiting class, 4-Star WR Ketron Jackson, decided to commit to Arkansas on Sep. 3.

A decently big blow was dealt to the 2021 Texas football recruiting class on Sep. 3, as one of the top targets at the wide receiver position wound up picking the Arkansas Razorbacks over the Longhorns. This was not the way that head coach Tom Herman and recently promoted wide receivers coach Andre Coleman likely wanted to head into the weekend with their 2021 recruiting class.

Texas lost out on the race to land the commitment of highly touted four-star Royse City wide receiver target Ketron Jackson on Sep. 3.

On the night of Sep. 3, Jackson announced his pledged to recently hired head coach Sam Pittman and the Razorbacks over the rest of the field, on his Twitter timeline. Texas was one of the schools that appeared to be heavily in the running to land Jackson, but that momentum dwindled in the last few weeks.

This 6-foot-2 and 185 pound Royse City, TX, product picked Arkansas over offers from Texas and more than 20 other schools. The other highlighting schools on Jackson’s offer sheet included the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Baylor Bears, LSU Tigers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Ohio State Buckeyes, Ole Miss Rebels, Penn State Nittany Lions, SMU Mustangs, TCU Horned Frogs, Texas A&M Aggies, and Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Jackson ranks as the nation’s No. 150 2021 high school prospect, No. 26 wide receiver, and No. 25 prospect out of Texas (247Sports Composite). The Top247 ranks him as the No. 20 wide receiver and No. 25 prospect out of Texas.

The Arkansas coaching staff was hot on the trail of Jackson for a good while before he announced his commitment to take his talents to play in Fayetteville. The final visit that Jackson had before the in-person recruiting contact hiatus was instilled by the NCAA, back in March, was with the Razorbacks.

Arkansas offered Jackson way back on Feb. 14, 2019. And he had multiple visits with the Razorbacks since he received his scholarship offer from them.

After landing the commitment of Jackson, Arkansas is up to 19 commits in their 2021 class. According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2021 Arkansas recruiting class is up to No. 21 in the nation, and sits at No. 8 in the SEC.

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Texas remains steady at No. 15 in the national class rankings, and behind the Oklahoma Sooners in the second spot in the Big 12. They have commitments from two wide receivers in the 2021 class, including Monarch product Jaden Alexis and Warren Easton product Casey Cain.