Miami commit Jackson ready for big week

Miami commit Jackson ready for big week

Peter Ariz
The long-awaited debut of Demetrius Jackson in a Booker T. Washington football uniform took place a couple Saturdays ago, and he did not disappoint. Jackson was extremely active and helped his team shut-out nationally ranked Norcross 55-0.

“It was exciting and especially because it was on ESPN. We had to take care of business and it felt great doing it in front of the entire nation,” said Jackson.

The Tornadoes were confident heading into the game, but did they really think they could shut Norcross out?

“Honestly, yes. We go against the best offense in the country (in practice) with Treon Harris at quarterback and Mark (Walton) at running back with Krondis Larry. If we can give Treon trouble, we can give anyone trouble. We want the state record of 11 shutouts in a season.”

The pass-rushing tandem of Jackson and fellow Miami commit Chad Thomas was on display in the opener.

“We complement each other very well because he’s very strong and fast and I’m getting my strength up which is scary because I’m fast too. It’s fun and amazing how much we grow each week.”

Many are calling this week’s showdown against Central a potential national championship game. Jackson talked about what his team needs to do to win.

“The game is already won. We just need to go out there and execute. We shut down the run and they’ll have to go to the pass where the secondary will take care of business. It’s gotta be 48 minutes of pain and we can’t take our foot off the gas.”

Booker T.’s pundits are saying Central’s lines are too big for the Tornadoes to handle.

“They said the same thing about Norcross. They had the number one D-End in Georgia. 55-zip. The haters are gonna be on our back all year as long as we’re number one. They’ll be looking for us to fail, but we’ll keep believing in our coaches, ourselves, and God.”

Ever since committing to Miami a few months back, Jackson has been building a relationship with his main recruiter Micheal Barrow.

“He’s been calling me everyday and we’ve been talking to each other. He sends me little quotes on Facebook because he knows I’m a spiritual dude and he’s a spiritual dude too so that’s something that connects us. He tries to encourage me. We just stay connected.”

There have been reports saying that Jackson will look around at other schools after the season, but that doesn’t seem like something he is focused on.

“It’s a strong chance I stay committed. It’s just a great school that produces great players and especially to get your degree. My main focus is getting my degree because sports isn’t guaranteed. I want to go to college, have fun, and if I’m blessed enough to go to the next level then I will do it.”

Jackson says the Booker T. Washington trio of Miami commits between himself, Thomas, and Nigel Bethel II is already bringing the ‘Cane spirit to the field.

“We bring that ‘U’ mentality from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s every time we play and that mentality wears off on the team.”

The rangy pass-rusher will be in attendance on Saturday for the Miami-Florida game. His prediction?

“UF is known for being a great team, but at the end of the day UM is gonna pull away. It’s gonna be close, but by the end of the quarter UM will run away with it. Duke Johnson and my boy big Chick will have big games.”
 

Comments (17)

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Good **** Pete, thanks.
 
I haven't watched a high school football game since, well, high school. But I watch the BTW game start to finished to check out Jackson and Thomas. They both were very impressive. With Valentine, I think they have the making of an old school Cane dline. Can't wait to see the Central game. Our three commits going against Trevor and Yearby. That is 5 really good players on the field coming to THE U. That is exciting.
 
Great write up as usual Pete. Thomas and Jackson coming off the edge make a scary combo! Can't wait to see them in orange and green! Go canes! Can't wait to crush the gayturds on Saturday!
 
This guy could end up as one of the best players in the class. Unreal closing speed and he has a high motor. Jackson also seems to have a knack for batting passes from his basketball days.

You don't want to crown a guy early, but he has a lot of the same natural traits as Deerfield Beach's Jason Pierre-Paul.
 
The game is already won. We just need to go out there and execute. We shut down the run and they’ll have to go to the pass where the secondary will take care of business. It’s gotta be 48 minutes of pain and we can’t take our foot off the gas.”

Spoken like a true Cane. I can see why Barrow is on this guy everyday, he is a diamond in the rough. Well at least that's what I saw when they played Norcross.
 
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It’s just a great school that produces great players and especially to get your degree. My main focus is getting my degree because sports isn’t guaranteed.

Just quoting this for when he puts on the University of Phoenix hat at the NSD presser.
 
Great job man, thanks.

The only thing I have to say is...DON'T HURT YEARBY!
 
This guy could end up as one of the best players in the class. Unreal closing speed and he has a high motor. Jackson also seems to have a knack for batting passes from his basketball days.

You don't want to crown a guy early, but he has a lot of the same natural traits as Deerfield Beach's Jason Pierre-Paul.

Been thinking the same thing. Can't teach athleticism. Sky is the limit for him. Jackson and Thomas coming off the edge will be lethal for years to come. Barrow HAS TO keep him in his pocket. Way to good to let him get away.
 
Love this kid and the rest of the Booker Ts.
 
It’s just a great school that produces great players and especially to get your degree. My main focus is getting my degree because sports isn’t guaranteed.

Just quoting this for when he puts on the University of Phoenix hat at the NSD presser.

It's funny because we all know what you mean, but still too harsh man. He seems to be smarter than the ones you're referring to.
Kid seems to have some old Cane swagger though.
 
Love this kid and the rest of the Booker Ts.

But Ice and Booker T hate UM. Alot of fans are clueless, listen to Aziz and Dmoney these guys are on the trail and they aint gun BS us. Ice loves UM


Funny that you say that because Pete never really defended Ice. He defended Luke. I'm fairly certain at one point Pete said something like I've never said that there wasn't an issue between Ice and UM.
 
Love this kid and the rest of the Booker Ts.

But Ice and Booker T hate UM. Alot of fans are clueless, listen to Aziz and Dmoney these guys are on the trail and they aint gun BS us. Ice loves UM


Funny that you say that because Pete never really defended Ice. He defended Luke. I'm fairly certain at one point Pete said something like I've never said that there wasn't an issue between Ice and UM.

Family disputes happen all the time. Forgive and forget, but don't let it happen again... That goes both ways!
 
Love this kid and the rest of the Booker Ts.

But Ice and Booker T hate UM. Alot of fans are clueless, listen to Aziz and Dmoney these guys are on the trail and they aint gun BS us. Ice loves UM


Funny that you say that because Pete never really defended Ice. He defended Luke. I'm fairly certain at one point Pete said something like I've never said that there wasn't an issue between Ice and UM.

Family disputes happen all the time. Forgive and forget, but don't let it happen again... That goes both ways!

I agree. I was just responding to his post saying listen to Pete when I remember vivdly when Pete quickly chimed in on the Ice situation.
 
Which school (and in which year) got the state record for 11 shutouts in a season? That's a crazy stat.
 
If I were Thomas/Jackson/Bethel, I'd let Yearby do whatever he wanted...go for 300+ yards and however many scores he wants.

And on every snap, I'd knock Cook's dick in the dirt every single play, until he was begging them to flip from UF to Miami.
 

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