Florida State has gotten a big time commitment from Shambre Jackson, 4-star defensive line prospect, out of Boone High School in Orlando, Florida:
Landing a big time prospect like Jackson has to make head coach Mike Norvell and his staff very happy. Jackson has been a top target for the coaching staff since they stepped foot on campus and they were able to beat out the likes of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, LSU Tigers, and Texas A&M Aggies. It has to feel good knowing they won a recruiting battle, for a defensive line prospect, against some SEC powers.
There is no debating that Jackson is a huge pick-up for FSU and the defensive line. Will he be able to add the girth to play inside? That remains to be seen but I think he can contribute all along the DL if asked to and play a hybrid role if needed. Could Jackson play defensive end some next season as he transitions to DT? They are going to need him either way. This is a player who reminds me some of a Demarcus Walker/Brandon Graham who were shorter/squattier DE’s who could have bulked up and played inside or stayed on the edge.
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