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6/23 PM UPDATE: Kenyatta Jackson Jr. could see himself at Florida State

Will the talented pass rusher stay in-state?

Kenyatta Jackson Jr. (Twitter)

Kenyatta Jackson Jr. is a 6’4.5 230 pound weak-side defensive end from Hollywood, FL.

The Class of 2022 prospect attends Chaminade-Madonna Prep and has a 93 rating (4*) from 247 Sports. They consider him the 79th best player in America (7th best WDE and 8th best player in Florida).

Jackson Jr. has offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami (FL), Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, and West Virginia, among others.

In late April, he was offered by Florida State:

TN caught up with Jackson recently to learn more:

What was your reaction to the offer?

“I was very excited because I can see myself at Florida State.”

With whom did you speak?

“I spoke with Coach Norvell and Coach Dugans.”

What’d they have to say?

“They said they’re very excited they offered me, and that when the coronavirus passes, they want my family and [me] to visit.”

What schools do you plan to visit when the Dead Period is finally lifted?

“Florida State, Auburn, Oklahoma, Oregon, and some more.”

What position do you expect to play in college?

“I want to play defensive end (pass rusher), but any position the coaches want me to play.”

How would you describe your game?

“Fast, physical, and aggressive.”

What player(s) do you look up to/model your game after?

Von Miller, Khalil Mack, and a little bit of Lawrence Taylor.”

What do you like to do for fun outside of football?

“Hang out with my family and friends and play video games.”

What’s a fun/random thing people might not know about you?

“I’m goofy, and I kinda like to dance.”

What are the biggest things you’re looking for in a school?

“I want to graduate with a degree that means something to me, I want to start as a true [freshman], and I want it to feel like family when I’m there.”

Any idea what you want to study?

“Sports Medicine right now, but it might change.”

And when do you hope to have a final decision made?

“Probably after my junior year, or beginning of my senior year.”


Jackson just included Florida State in an early top 12: