Ja'Keem Jackson

  • Pos CB
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 181

Prospect Info

  • High School Osceola
  • City Kissimmee, FL
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Florida Gators

  • Jersey #2
  • Class FR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2023
  • Committed 7/28/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 04/03/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting


4-7 Round Day 3


Joey Porter Jr. Pittsburgh Steelers

A pass catcher-turned-pass defender that’s just starting to figure things out on the defensive side of the ball. Has the length everyone wants these days with a thin, wiry frame that’s over 6 feet. Tested in the upper percentile spring before senior season clocking a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash. Added even more context to his speed profile when he went a wind-aided 10.90 (1.6) in the 100-meter dash a few weeks later. Didn’t get a ton of snaps on defense as a junior after starting season off working primarily with the wide receivers, but ended up totaling three interceptions in four games. Is rather quick to read and diagnose. Ultra competitive in the air and understands how to put himself in position to make a play at the catch point. Aggressive with the hand checks and isn’t afraid to tug or pull at a jersey. Has shown that he can press/jam at the line of scrimmage, but technique needs some work. Must also eventually add some functional strength in hopes of not getting overpowered by college-sized skill players. Doesn’t exactly shy away from contact, but could always get a little more involved in run support, especially if he lines up on the boundary side of the field. Offensive highlights will have some talent evaluators thinking that he should be utilized as a wideout on Saturdays, but rare combination of long limbs and verified speed make him one of the more promising defensive back prospects in the state of Florida for the 2023 cycle. Will need time to develop, but traits are there to emerge as a starting cornerback for a top 25 program. NFL upside.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also runs track.

2021: As a junior, got snaps at both WR and CB. Ended up catching 36 passes for 548 yards and 4 TD. In 4 games of action on defense, picked off 3 passes. Helped Osceola go 9-3 and make second round of Florida's 8A playoffs.

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