DT - FR - 6-3 -260 - Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS)
He was a key component on the defensive line for Spain Park for three-straight years. He is ranked as the No. 45 defensive tackle prospect in the nation and the No. 18 recruit in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com. He is listed at No. 65 by Scout.com. As a senior, Jackson recorded 82 tackles, 22 QB hurries and seven tackles for a loss. He also collected seven sacks, two pass deflections, one forced fumble and one QB hit. He was selected to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game after this past season. He also earned ASWA First Team All-State honors as well as being named Shelby County Reporter First-Team All-County. He was also part of the Birmingham News Super Senior Pre-Season Second Dozen. In 2008, he collected 63 tackles, three for a loss and four sacks. As a sophomore in 2007, he tallied 22 tackles and two sacks on the Alabama 6A state championship runner-up team. Jackson was ranked as the No. 16 defensive tackle in the state of Alabama and the No. 41 recruit at his position by Rivals.com. He played at Spain Park High School for coach John Grass. He was also recruited by Auburn, Duke, Kentucky, Ole Miss, South Alabama, Southern Miss, UAB and Vanderbilt.