The Hurricanes received their 19th commitment in the 2014 class when Booker T. Washington defensive end Demetrius Jackson verbally committed to The U.
Miami has picked up a commitment from Booker T Washington's DE Demetrius Jackson | Story comming
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Jackson (6-4, 230), who had never played football until this spring, was first offered by Arkansas, however the Razorbacks reportedly denied his commitment.
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Jackson may be raw and have very little football experience, but the Miami coaches saw something in the under the radar prospect, enough to warrant an offer.
Following Jackson’s commitment, Booker T. Washington head coach Tim Harris told 247Sports, “This was his first high school experience with football, so he has a lot of upside…When you watch him play though he doesn’t play like a kid who is in his first spring. He plays with good speed and great passion…He can play at the highest level.”
Jackson, who chose the Hurricanes over Arkansas, FIU and Louisville, becomes Miami’s first defensive end commitment in the 2014 class.