clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2016 Toledo Football Recruiting: ATH James Jackson commits to the Rockets

Coach Matt Campbell adds a key recruit from the steel city to his 2016 class.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Toledo's recruiting spree continue as they added another verbal commitment late Thursday night as three star athlete James Jackson announced his commitment to the Rockets via Twitter.  Jackson is Toledo's eighth commit to its 2016 class.  He received offers from Arizona State, Temple, and Cincinnati to go along with interest from Pitt and Penn State.

James Jackson caught up with Hustle Belt shortly after announcing his decision.

"When I went on a visit, I liked the way the campus is not too big and I liked the coaches coach and treat me.  I just think that's the best place for me."

Jackson's agility and speed have made him a defensive nightmare as a dual threat quarterback at Allderdice High School.  The 6-foot-2 172 pound athlete has also played some safety during high school, but he's mainly played at the quarterback position.  Jackson's athleticism will allow him to continue playing quarterback or wide receiver at Toledo.

One of his key aids during the season was his twin brother, Tim.  The twins excelled during their sophomore season as James passed for 1,677 yards and 12 touchdowns, while his brother, Tim caught 33 of his passes for 1,009 yards and nine touchdowns.

The twins don't necessarily dominate solely on the football field, but on the basketball court as well.  James and Tim Jackson helped lead Allderdice High School to the City title during their freshman year in high school.

James Jackson's elusiveness, speed, and play-making abilities will be a great fit for the Rockets' offense.  Take a look at some of Jackson's highlights courtesy of Hudl: