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Recruit Spotlight: Jeremy Jackson, West St. John High School, Class of 2014

Interview with Jeremy Jackson

By Reid Althage

Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy Jackson-Property of LAFM

 

LAFM: Name, position, school?

My name is Jeremy Jackson, I played RB for West St. John High School.

 

LAFM: Current height and weight?

5-8,  185 lbs


LAFM: Current ACT score and GPA?

2.9 GPA  17 ACT

 

LAFM: 40-yard dash, and max bench?

I run a 4.4 40-yard dash, and my max bench is 320.

 

LAFM: How did the season go for you and the team?

It was a really fun season.  I mean it could have gone a little better, but I was still very happy. If I could do it all over again, I would not hesitate to do it. From start to finish, I had a great experience.

 

LAFM: What has been your best game this season?

I would have to say against Block High School in the 3rd round of the playoffs. I had 120 yards rushing, and I took 2 kickoff returns back for TDs.

 

LAFM: Who is your favorite football player of all time?

I would have to say Tavon Austin. His style of play is like mine. He can go in the slot and play WR or they can put him in the backfield. Here at West St. John I am used in the same way.


LAFM: How old were you when you started playing and where?

I was about 7 years old when I started to play for the Luling Indians.


LAFM: Do you have any family members or friends that have had a big influence on you as you play football?

You know my whole family has had a big influence on me. I have to point out my cousin Jai Steib who is now in Florida training for the combine. He was a RB for the University of Memphis. He would text or call before every game to make sure I keep my motor going. He has been a big supporter of mine.


LAFM: If football does not work out for you, what do you see yourself doing? Have you thought of a major in college? Why?

If football does not work out for me, I plan on getting a psychology degree. I want to work with the youth and let them know their problems are not the end of the road. I want to work in a job where I am helping kids.


LAFM: Are there any schools that are recruiting you? Do you have any favorites?

McNeese, Southeastern, University of Central Florida, and a few JUCO schools are recruiting me. I am kind of liking McNeese as of now.


LAFM: What positions are you being recruited for? What is your favorite positions and why?

I am being recruited as a RB, Slot WR, and a KR. It really does not matter where I play as long as I can get on the field and make  a difference.

 

LAFM: What do you bring to whichever school you choose to go play for?

I just bring alot of passion with how I play. I do not just play for myself and my school. I play for my coaches, my mom, sisters, people in the community, and everyone who has ever doubted me. I like to prove people wrong. I bring a swagger to the team as well. I am going to tell you that you cannot guard or stick me. Then I prove it on the field.

 

LAFM: Looking back at this past year, what made this years West St. John Team special?

One thing that stands out for me was my RB Coach Patrick Jackson. He always came to me before every game and would  tell me how it was my chance to be great and something special. I remember after the Block gamehe came up to me and said, “You just became special.” He was a major factor in motivating me all year long.

About Reid Althage

Reid is from Harvey, LA and went to Brother Martin High School. He played men's NAIA soccer at LSU Shreveport for his first 2 years college. His junior year, Reid transferred to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a Sports Administration Degree. He started with LAFM as an Intern in April 2013 and was hired in October. Reid loves anything to do with sports (Saints, Pelicans, and Liverpool FC Fan), the outdoors, and family/friends.