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Monday, October 7, 2013
Scouts' Take: WR Jackson to Bulldogs

By Tom Luginbill

The Bulldogs have secured a pledge from the state's second-best prospect in wide receiver Jesse Jackson (Petal, Miss./Petal).  Read below to see how Dan Mullen can utilize the Under Armour All-American to improve his offensive attack: What he brings: Size and Explosiveness. Two traits that are difficult to come by in a wide receiver. He can eat up cushion quickly and at the same time get to top speed rapidly after the catch. Displays a very good first step off the line, out of the break and making the first move in the open field. We are surprised actually that Jackson didn’t see more recruiting attention earlier than he did.

Signature trait: Power. With his blend of size and speed he can overpower defenders, and in today’s space game this means breaking tackles, extending plays and winning on the jump ball.

Reminds us of: Georgia WR Justin Scott-Wesley

How is class shaping up: The Bulldogs have the nation’s 33rd-ranked class and are continuing to add more explosive players to this group. Jackson joins athlete Jamoral Graham (Decatur, Miss./Newton County), who could play just about anywhere on the field.  Dual-threat quarterback Elijah Staley (Marietta, Ga./Wheeler) is a monster athlete who could also be a candidate to play another position. Running back Aeris Williams (West Point, Miss./West Point) brings power to the backfield. Mississippi State is hitting the juco ranks hard in the trenches with three commitments on the offensive or defensive line.