Ten days after committing to the Miami football program, four-star defensive lineman Kendall Jackson is the latest Miami commit no longer in the 2024 class. Jackson flipped to Texas A&M on Tuesday. The flip by Jackson is his second this month. Before he was committed to Miami, Jackson was a longtime pledge to Florida.
Jackson is the 409th ranked player, 45th DL and 53rd prospect in Florida per the 247 Sports Composite rankings out of Gainesville F. W. Buchholz. The 2024 Miami football class remains sixth nationally without Jackson. Miami is still poised to sign the best 2024 DL class on Wednesday.
Jackson was only committed to Miami for 10 days. Jackson had by far his best season as a senior. In 14 games, Jackson had 50 tackles, four tackles for loss, six sacks, 14 quarterback hurries and four pass breakups. Jackson finished his high school career with 104 tackles, 24 TFLs, 14 sacks, 14 QB hurries and a fumble recovery.
The flip by Jackson could have been mutual. Miami is projected to flip five-star defensive tackle Armondo Blount from Florida State during the Early National Signing Period that begins on Wednesday and concludes on Friday. Blount would team with fellow five-star DT Justin Scott in the 2024 Miami class.
In addition to the potential of signing Blount on Wednesday and Scott, Miami is expected to sign four-star DL Artavius Jones and three-star Daylen Russell. Former North Carolina State DT C.J. Clark committed to Miami on Friday. Miami also has commitments from four four-star edge rushers and one three-star.
Blount and Scott would provide Miami with potentially the best DT tandem in the 2024 class. Former Middle Tennessee State DT Marley Cook is a player Miami is strongly pursuing in the portal. Miami has made DT a priority in the 2024 class and expect that to continue as Miami restocks its roster through the transfer portal.