To have a successful passing game, a team truly needs three big pieces of the offense to work together. Firstly, and most obviously, the quarterback has to be able to complete passes to open receivers, read the defense, and make plays with his arm. However, without wide receivers running routes and catching those passes, or linemen blocking for the quarterback, there’s no possible way to efficiently pass the football (just look at Georgia Tech to see what happens when you don’t recruit a quarterback or wide receivers). TCU obviously wants to improve their passing attack in the future, because today, once again, they added a recruit that can help seriously improve the Horned Frogs passing attack in Humble, Texas receiver Bryson Jackson.
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— official.bryso (@BrysonJackson1) September 15, 2017
THE JACKSON FILE
Jackson is the 18th commitment in TCU’s soon to be filled 2018 class, and the fifth receiver, along with Taye Barber, John Stephens, Tevailance Hunt and Chase Van Wagoner. He’s the 11th native Texan in the Horned Frogs’ class, along with the aforementioned Barber, Hunt, Van Wagoner, safety Atanza Vongor, cornerback Trevon Moehrig-Woodard, defensive end Ochuan Mathis, linemen John Lanz, Esteban Avila and Kris Dike, and halfback Ta’Zhawn Henry. TCU has multiple recruits from only one state outside of Texas: Louisiana, where they’ve landed five recruits.
Jackson picked TCU over an extremely impressive offer sheet, that included over 20 other schools. His most impressive offers came from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Duke, K-State, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington State and Wisconsin. Jackson won’t just play football in Fort Worth either, as he also plans on playing baseball as a Horned Frog. He’s a very talented outfielder, and the range needed to play in the outfield should help him on the football field as well.
On the field, as you’d imagine, Jackson uses his experience tracking down fly balls very nicely in the deep passing game, as he already looks to be a dominant vertical threat. His speed isn’t phenomenal, nor is his size, but his pure ability find the ball, make a play on it, and ultimately beat the defender will be extremely valuable at the next level. He runs nice routes, and has very good hands, as well as a large catch radius. He should be a very reliable target for quarterback Justin Rogers a few years down the road. His ceiling comparison is New York Jets receiver Devin Smith.