Lynell Hamilton isn’t only reason there has been a massive pilgrimage to Stockton (Calif.) Edison. Edison is where another great wide receiver from the Golden State plays his high school football. His name is Ruben Jackson and he has definitely caught the eye of many of the nation’s top football teams.
Jackson stands 5-foot-10, weighs 170 pounds and runs a legit 4.4. This speedster caught 43 passes for 960 yards and 6 touchdowns. Jackson’s performance saw him selected 1st-team all-area and all-league.
“I think Ruben is the best wide receiver in Northern California,” Edison head coach Booker Guyton said. “He does everything you want a wide receiver to do. He can make the difficult catch over the middle and he has the speed and hands to catch the deep ball. Ruben is also a ferocious blocker. He’s the complete wide receiver.”
Jackson is also a terrific punt returner who is getting D-I looks for that skill. Though the opposition opted to punt away from Jackson he still brought back one punt to the house. The word is Jackson rarely calls for a fair catch.
“I’ve told Ruben that he will probably make a living on Sunday returning punts,” Guyton said.
Another thing to like about Jackson is how tough and competitive he is. Edison head coach Booker Guyton coached former prep All-America wide receiver Willie Dixon (Dixon signed with Miami-FL and is now with City College San Francisco) and he thinks that Jackson is he’s more of a pure wide receiver because of the other intangibles that he brings to the table.
Jackson is a versatile player who could also play corner on the next level.
Michigan (loves his punt returning skills), Ohio State, Miami, Oklahoma, Maryland, Nebraska and Cal have all offered this talented wide receiver a scholie.
The early leader is Miami according to Guyton…
Another one before you go:
Edison has a sleeper quarterback who Edison head coach Booker Guyton is very high on in John Joseph.
Joseph stands 6-foot-2, weighs 185 pounds and runs a 4.6 40-yard dash. He’s a true drop-back quarterback who has a rocket for an arm. Joseph threw for 2,100 yards, 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions as junior. He was a 1st-team all-league selection.
“John has great weapons to throw to and he knows how to get the ball to the right guy in the right situation,” Guyton said. “He’s very intelligent and has a great knowledge of the game. John has an excellent grasp of reading defenses.”
San Jose State, San Diego State, Fresno State and Utah State have shown early interest. The Purdue Boilermakers have been sending Joseph letters.
Joseph could see his stock soar with a strong senior season.