Mississippi State isn’t taking any chances with its offensive line play, and it added another transfer portal player on Tuesday.

Jackson played OL at Texas Tech from 2021-2023. He played in 2 games as a freshman then saw his role grow last season. In 2022, Jackson played in 12 of 13 games with 6 starts. Jackson saw time in every game this season, including the bowl win over Cal.

The former Texas Tech OL was a 3-star recruit in the 2021 class out of Arlington (TX) Mansfield Summit. He was the No. 75 offensive tackle in the class, per the 247Sports Composite.

The offensive line has been a priority for Jeff Lebby in the portal. The Bulldogs have added transfer commitments from Makylan Pounders (Memphis), Ethan Miner (North Texas), and Marlon Martinez (LSU).

There are also some signees on the OL heading to Starkville via the 2024 class. The Bulldogs have 4-star signee Jimothy Lewis and 3-star signees TJ Lockhart and Luke Work in the class.

The offensive struggles this past season for Mississippi State were not all on the offensive line, but it played a part in it. The Bulldogs averaged 328.6 yards per game, which was the 3rd-fewest yards in the SEC.

It sounds like Lebby knows that the foundation of a productive offense starts with OL.