4-star defensive lineman, All-American Bowl selection McKinnley Jackson announces his commitment
One of the biggest question marks heading into National Signing Day was the status of massive Mississippi native McKinnley Jackson.
The Lucedale, Miss., native had Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Texas A&M beating down his door for weeks on end leading up to his college decision but the All-American Bowl participant just ended the speculation.
The No. 1 overall prospect from the state of Mississippi is headed to Texas A&M to play for Jimbo Fisher.
Jackson announced his decision during a signing ceremony at his George County High School on National Signing Day. He now is the fourth-highest rated prospect in Texas A&M’s 2020 recruiting cycle.
While Texas A&M already had a top 10 recruiting class before this news, the Aggies have cemented their status in the top 10 for the 2020 recruiting cycle by adding Jackson over several of its SEC West rivals. Texas A&M’s 2020 recruiting class currently ranks No. 6 nationally.
The 6-foot-2, 327-pound Jackson is rated as a four-star prospect, the No. 9 defensive tackle in the nation and Mississippi’s top overall recruit according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
To get an idea of why Jackson is so coveted, check out his junior season highlight reel below: