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All-American California (Pa.) WR JaQuae Jackson Takes Unofficial Visit to Pitt



It’s no secret that Pitt’s wide receiving corps is rather unproven, and especially young in its depth options, so Tiquan Underwood is looking to add some experienced names.

Pitt extended an offer to JaQuae Jackson on March 30, after he entered the transfer portal from California (Pa.), and he made an unofficial visit to Pittsburgh Monday.

Jackson — a 6-foot-3, 175-pound wide receiver from Cal-U by way of Serra Catholic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — checked out Pitt’s South Side facilities Monday and got to catch up with the coaching staff.

He’s been a hot commodity since entering the portal, picking up offers from McNeese State, USF, Temple, Georgia State, Liberty, Louisiana-Monroe, Arkansas State, Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, Cincinnati, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Charlotte, North Carolina State, West Virginia, Washington State and Miami.

There are a handful of Power Five schools in heavy pursuit of Jackson, so it was important to get him on campus and build that relationship in person.

Jackson originally committed to California (Pa.) in the class of 2018, and he grew into an All-PSAC and All-American wideout with the Vulcans.

He racked up 148 receptions for 2,120 yards (14.3 yards per reception) and 23 touchdowns in three seasons. He recorded 135 receptions for 1,922 yards and 21 touchdowns over the last two seasons.

Jackson was one of the best wide receivers in Division II last season, recording 77 receptions for 1,178 yards (15.3 yards) and 13 touchdowns — running a 4.41 40-yard dash in front of NFL teams at Cal-U’s Junior Day last month.

Jackson is a big, fast wide receiver who torched Division II defenses last season in the PSAC, putting together a helluva two-season stretch just down the road in California, Pennsylvania.

He would be a nice addition to Pitt’s wide receiving corps this season, adding a big, experienced option on the outside. There aren’t many receivers taller than Jackson on Pitt’s roster, and while it’s quite a leap from Division II to Power Five, he has the skillset — and offer sheet — to do so.

Pitt’s current receiving corps features Bub Means and Daejon Reynolds on the outside, with Konata Mumpfield inside, and he would offer another big, fast outside receiver.

Jackson will have one more season of eligibility at his next destination.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Rick Hanson
Rick Hanson
1 month ago

He is a beast I watched him on time 💪🏿💪🏿

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