Player Spotlight: Derrick Jackson III C/O ’21 Tailback/Linebacker/Athlete

Derrick Jackson III is a sensational senior prospect out of Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

The talented senior plays on both sides of the ball for the Friars, seeing time at tailback on offense, and both middle and outside linebacker on defense.

Speaking of defense, Jackson helped lead his team in the competitive Philadelphia Catholic League to the #3 Ranked class 4A team, and #2 ranked defense in the state!

Jackson has been quoted as a player that plays hard, has a high-motor, a nose for the ball, and he can play multiple positions, and play them well as he has strived at both tailback and linebacker for this team, which enabled him to pull in a few offers along the way.

Standing at 5’9, 215 pounds, Jackson is a load to bring down, and reminds us of JK Dobbins for the Baltimore Ravens with his size.

Jackson dominates in the weight-room like he does on the field, with a max squat of 450 pounds, and a max bench press of 245 pounds!

Although his season was very limited due to Covid-19 restrictions, Jackson feels as though he had a productive year.

“As a team, we did very well considering the lack of games,” Jackson said. “I feel like having the limited amount of games limited me and what I was able to do on the season. I would have liked to have had a better chance than I did, and go out with a bang.”

Jackson knows that it is important to separate himself from other players, and he works consistently do to do just that.

“One thing that makes me standout, is that I am a true student-athlete,” Jackson said. “I am always working to get better, and I feel like I outwork everyone else on the field. I also know that I am versatile enough to play multiple positions.”

In his career, Jackson was able to bring in several accolades, including All Catholic Honors as a linebacker and a tailback in two seasons, as well as being named team captain, while being a three-year starter, and he was a two-time Defensive MVP!

Jackson currently holds two offers, from Oberlin and Lebanon Valley, and he is also drawing interest from several Division II schools.

With a 3.2 GPA in the classroom, Jackson is correct in his assessment that he is a true student-athlete. With his size and potential, teams should start to notice this high character athlete!


Twitter: @_djax23

Published by Zane Rowland

I love sports and I love helping kids reach their goals and dreams!

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