September 28, 2009
Junior WR breaks out over the weekend
Every prospect dreams of having a breakout game, the kind of performance that usually comes against a blue chip prospect in a head-to-head battle where they put up big numbers that resonate across the state of Texas. It's even better if college coaches - who rarely are able to see high school games in person due to preparations required for Saturday games - can witness it in person and call the player's high school the next day offering him a scholarship.
It all happened, however, last Thursday night for Fort Worth Arlington Heights junior receiver Marquis Jackson. Jackson isn't necessarily an unknown quantity among college recruiters or even those that follow recruiting. He had over 400 yards receiving and five touchdowns going into Height's game against Fort Worth Dunbar and blue chip wideout Darius White.
However, Jackson proceeded to catch four passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns, running for another 52 yards out of the Heights' Wildcat formation and helping Arlington Heights to a 34-29 win over Dunbar. Not only that, four assistant coaches from the University of Texas were there in attendance to watch the top-ranked receiver in the class of 2010, and instead got a look at someone who may wind up being the tp receiver prospect in the class of 2011.
To top it all off, he played cornerback and helped hold White to three catches for 43 yards and no touchdowns.
The very next day, the phone of Heights' head coach Steve Hale was ringing off of his desk about Jackson. None of the college coaches calling to check on Jackson was willing to offer him a scholarship, but it appears that offers for Jackson aren't too far behind.
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