Three-star defensive end Marquis Jackson (6-4, 230, 4.8) from Lake Balboa (Calif.) Birmingham was just named to the Rivals.com California Top 100 for the class of 2008 landing as a the Golden State's No. 82 prospect at any position.
Jackson earned second-team all-league, second-team all-city and second-team all-area for his junior season performance after accounting for 50 tackles, eight sacks and five forced fumbles.
The talented defensive end is getting a lot of recruiting attention from most of the Pac 10, Duke, Oklahoma, Colorado, Air Force, UNLV, and Nevada.
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Jackson recently stood out at with his twin brother Malik Jackson at the Arizona State camp a couple of weeks ago.
"The Arizona State camp was a very good experience," Jackson said. "The ASU coaching staff concentrated on each position and each player.
"I learned how to use my hands better and because I have long arms, I learned how to stay away from the offensive lineman and use my feet," Jackson said. "I learned a lot of techniques that I will be able use to help my team win this fall."
What is Jackson looking for in a college?
"I want to go to a school that has a high graduation rate for their student-athletes," Jackson said. "I want to major in psychology so I would like my college choice to be strong in that department."
In an earlier interview with Birmingham coach Ed Croson he had the following to say about his talented defensive end prospect.
"Marquis is a very disciplined football player and he doesn't get out of position. That is why he supports the run so well. He isn't apt to get tricked and over pursuit. He makes plays."
The scouting report on Jackson is he's very athletic and plays football with a lot of poise. He's a blue collar type of player who gets the job done and never takes a down off.