Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies closed out their 2014 recruiting class - yes, 2014 - today as they picked up a commitment from JUCO Darrell Jackson of Blinn College. Jackson is the most unlikely of stories: an all-district safety who didn't qualify out of Houston Madison, he found himself being recruited at defensive end by several major college programs after putting on over 30 pounds of weight his redshirt freshman year.
Blinn College DE Darrell Jackson has committed to A&M as a member of the 2014 class. Will be on campus when classes start on Monday. #YESSIR— TexAgs (@TexAgs) May 30, 2014
Jackson currently tips the scales at almost 230 pounds, and at 6'4", has plenty of room to grow under the watchful eye of the A&M weight room. He will have four years to play four when he arrives on campus this summer, and will most likely immediately be thrown into the weakside defensive end rotation after last seeing a football field as a member of the Madison secondary.
Give Mark Snyder and staff credit for turning over every rock they could to find this one; Jackson may or may not turn into a contributor, but there are certainly worse things to have in Terry Price's arsenal than a former safety that can really run.