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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Four-star ATH Sam Jackson re-commits to the Gophers

P.J. Fleck and co. recoups a top athlete out of Illinois

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With their seventh verbal commitment of the month, head coach P.J. Fleck and co. have plucked yet another talent out of Illinois: Four-star athlete Sam Jackson. You may recall his name because he was previously committed to the Gophers.

A brief timeline of his recruitment:

  • Februrary 3, 2019 - Jackson commits to P.J. Fleck and the Gophers
  • Jackson continues to receive offers from everybody — Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas State, Iowa, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Notre Dame and many more
  • January 24, 2020 - Jackson decommits from the Gophers
  • April 22, 2020 - Jackson commits to the Gophers (again)

So now the Gophers just added their fourth four-star in this recruiting class, and Jackson gives them four players in the top 20 out of the state of Illinois (with more coming).

Get to know Sam Jackson (again)

Height: 5’11”
Weight: 170

Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, Purdue, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin

247 Sports Composite Rating: .8935

247 Sports Scouting Report

Not a prospect who stands out physically on the hoof. Average height and needs to bulk up some. Does stand out on film as far as explosiveness and play-making ability. Fast, makes cuts at full speed and shows great ball skills for someone who has not played full-time receiver yet. Also has a strong arm at quarterback. The main question there is size as far as being a college signal caller. Too explosive and athletic though to not make an impact in college somewhere on offense. Even if it is as a receiver who plays quarterback part-time.

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