Welcome to college football’s early signing period for the class of 2019! The Syracuse Orange will be adding new recruits from Wednesday to (maybe) Friday. As each player signs, we’ll be posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up? ‘Cuse adds some wideout talent from Western PA, in Courtney Jackson.
Twitter Feed: @cjackson9_
Hometown: Monroeville, Pa.
Previous School: Gateway
Stats: 5’11”, 160 lbs.
Ratings: Three stars from 247 Sports/ESPN and two stars from Rivals
Commitment date: April 27, 2018
Other Offers: A reasonable collection of P5s like West Virginia, Kentucky, Boston College and Baylor, plus top-level G5s like Cincinnati.
Dino’s projected nickname: I know Dino’s a movie guy, but can’t pass on an opportunity to call him DA Carver.
I’m going to vouch for any player ‘Cuse recruits out of Western PA, and Jackson makes it easy to do so. He caught almost 2,000 yards as a junior, and it’s no wonder Justin Lustig and the Syracuse staff had their eyes on him. He’s very much a Dino Babers slot receiver; able to run multiple routes, good after the catch and creates space despite his size. There are a ton of wideouts on the roster, so I don’t expect to see Jackson right away. He’ll likely redshirt and gain college size, and factor in the regular wide out packages by his third year on campus.