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Amari Jackson — Beaver

Primary Position(s): Defensive back

Class: 2025

Height: 6-foot Weight: 175 pounds

Sophomore Stats: 24 tackles| 8 assists | 3 INTs

X: @amari_jackson07

Q&A

Other sports? Basketball.

Favorite type of song, music or artist to get you ready for a game? Rap/NBA Youngboy.

What’s your pregame routines/superstitions? Sitting by myself listening to music.

Favorite gameday meal? Burger with fries.

Favorite NFL player to watch? Jalen Ramsey.

Something people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to know? I have seven brothers.

Favorite high school football moment so far? When I scored my first varsity touchdown.

Biggest mentor and why? My uncle Troy because he helped coach and train me and ensure I went down the right path.

Describe yourself on the field: I’d say I’m a big trash talker and yell a lot.

What are your goals this offseason? To become around 180-185 pounds and be able to come out of my breaks easier then I do now.

Offers? Bowling Green, Villanova, Fordham, Maine, Sacred Heart and Robert Morris.

Schedules? Going on a visit to each of the colleges that have offered to finish wrapping up my summer.

What’s the recruiting process been like? The overall recruiting process has been up and down, but up for the most part.

Coach Talk

“On the field, he’s explosive, he’s a playmaker and a leader. Off the field, the way he trains, the way he studies in the classroom, the way he attends to younger players are the things that nobody sees make him a special all-around player. He has his priorities straight of where he wants to go in life. He’s very humble about what he has in front of him and he takes it very seriously.”  — Beaver head coach Cort Rowse

Film

Jackson has a well-equipped repertoire that makes him dangerous all over the field. Offensively, Jackson is a slick route runner with good footwork and has a knack for finding the end zone. In the wildcat and returning kicks, Jackson is elusive and has breakaway speed. As a defensive back, where he is being recruited at, Jackson plays well in man and press coverage. Has good ball instincts and is a takeaway threat.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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