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Houston RB ready for the pressure

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One of the top running backs in Houston has been as tough to catch off the field this summer as he is on it. But that’s Ok, Houston Booker T. Washington running back Brandon Jackson said things are just now starting to heat up in the recruiting department.
“I’m not really planning on making any kind of decision until the season is over,” Jackson, who is 6-foot, 212 pounds and ranked as a 5.4 on the Rivals Rating scale, said. “I don’t really have any new offers. I have a written offer from Arizona and Wisconsin and Houston have offered me, but not in writing.”
But with a good senior season – much like his junior year – you can expect more offers to come flying in.
Jackson rushed for around 700 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, earning all-district honors for the second season in a row. This season he’s hoping for more than 1,300 yards – or more.
“I’ve worked hard on my vision,” Jackson, who has a 2.7 grade-point average and a 720 on the SAT, said. “I’m hoping that’ll allow me to make better cuts on the defense and get more yards and make bigger plays. That’s the plan at least.”
With at least four D-I prospects on its roster, the expectations at Booker are through the roof.
“All my goals are team oriented,” Jackson said. “We want to live up the hype. We’re ranked No. 4 in the state in a few polls and everybody is talking all about us. It’s going to be a tough season and we’re going to have to play our butts off, but it really be a special year. No, we’re going to make it a special year.”
And if he does, along with pass his SAT, you can bet some bigger programs will come knocking.
“Oklahoma told me in May on the phone if I passed my SAT, that they’d offer me,” he said. “Other teams like Tennessee, Wisconsin, Syracuse and Arkansas are all up there, too. They fit my style of play.
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