Texas A&M Football Recruiting

Lucedale (MS) defensive tackle McKinnley Jackson signs with Texas A&M

February 5, 2020
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All roads in SEC territory seemed to lead to Lucedale (MS) and George County throughout the final month of the recruiting process as standout defensive tackle McKinnley Jackson‍ approached his Signing Day decision.

Texas A&M, Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Ole Miss and even Georgia grew really familiar with the surroundings of the South Mississippi town, but on Signing Day, Jackson made his announcement and then he made it official as he signed the papers. He is headed to Texas A&M.

That 6-foot-2, 320-pound defensive tackle has been high on the Aggies throughout the process, and one big reason has been Texas A&M defensive line coach Elijah Robinson.

“Coach Elijah Robinson, he’s an honest guy and kept it real with me,” Jackson said early in his recruiting process. “I like the way he’s developed players. He’s had players who came from nothing and made them something. So, I like his style. He could make me a better man and a better player on the next level.”

Of course, head coach Jimbo Fisher has also played a big role.

“He’s an exciting guy first of all,” Jackson said at the All-American Bowl in January. “He knows how to win. A&M is not bad at all and he’s building the team right now and I could take my chances on them.”

He also bonded with guys like Chris Morris‍ and Donell Harris‍ throughout the recruiting process.

“See I met those guys beforehand, but seeing them at A&M helped steadily build on the bond,” Jackson said in January. “We’re all from different areas. We’re not from Texas. Like Donell is from Florida, Chris is from Tennessee and we all came together and built a relationship there in College Station. It’s crazy. Different backgrounds coming to one spot.”

Over the course of the process, Jackson grew familiar with all the program had to offer. He made spring visits, he attended the Aggies’ July BBQ, he attended games, and he made Texas A&M his final official visit on the weekend before National Signing Day.

In the end, he chose the Aggies over Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Ole Miss, and he became the 25th member of Texas A&M’s 2020 recruiting class.

As a senior, Jackson recorded 76 tackles, 37 TFLs, and 10 sacks on his way to earning Mississippi 6A Mr. Football, Team Mississippi MVP honors in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game, and being named to the All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

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Lucedale (MS) defensive tackle McKinnley Jackson signs with Texas A&M

11,859 Views | 24 Replies | Last: 17 days ago by Mr. Black
7Costanza
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Huge
AgOutsideAustin
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Jimbo !
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AggieBlu
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WWWWWHHHHHHHOOOOOPPPPP
Somewhere, the toddler president is sitting on the toilet lying in a tweet! LOL
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Big fish!
EKG1996
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YUGE!
Meximan
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Literally and figuratively a huge pickup.
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WC94
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Trench Warfare!
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Wow! Great pick up!
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Wow!!!!
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Fantastic.

That's an impressive offer list he's got.
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Whoop!
Highway 6 runs both ways...
TAM85
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Awesome. Welcome and Gig'em!
Fedup
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He's a big big man.
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Premium content?

You're dang right McKinnley Jackson is Premium content!
LEJ
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Jimbo > Rick Ross
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Boom
McDadeTXAggie
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Heck ya
MetoliusAg
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Jmho, with the addition of the 2020 recruiting class added to the previous 3 recruiting classes, the 2020 defensive roster will have:

-- a 3-deep roster at SDE-DT-DT-WDE that is the best in overall Dline talent in my 54 years of following A&M football. Quite a few of these guys will be drafted & play in the NFL for several years. The only question I have: will some of them become dominant college Dlinemen like Jacob Green, Ray Childress, Sam Adams were?

-- The linebacker room will be young, but it will be the best lb group in overall roster talent & depth since 1998.

-- Safety: ditto. Best combination of overall talent & quality depth at safety since 1998.

Cornerback: added 5* cb Jaylon Jones which is huge, plus 2 other good ones. But still need to continue improving overall talent / quality depth at cb.
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ENORMOUS Pickup for A&M!

So now we have an absolute centerpiece STUD defensive tackle in 3 consecutive classes, not counting all the other very solid DT prospects.

- 2018 - Bobby Brown
- 2019 - Demarvin Leal
- 2020 - McKinley Jackson

Elite guys in the trenches like this is the blueprint to winning championships.
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Whooooop!!
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EKG1996
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Sounds like a really mature kid.
Mr. Black
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Terrific addition to the team!
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