Kenyatta Jackson

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-5
  • Weight 235

Prospect Info

Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Jersey #97
  • Class SO

As a Prospect

  • Class 2022
  • Committed 10/19/2021
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 09/10/2021

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting


2-3 Round Day 2


KJ Henry Washington Commanders

A long-limbed pass rusher that can get after the quarterback. Built almost like an action figure with his thick neck, broad shoulders and round biceps. Has spent the past few years working primarily on the edge as a stand-up pass rusher in a 3-4 defense for one of the South Florida’s top programs. Likes to use heavy hands to displace blockers and slide past them. Plays with a terrific forward lean, keeping his momentum downhill. Gives a persistent effort in pursuit, working his way across the field to drop a ball carrier. Usually under control when rounding the corner, but could always get a little more flexible. Must also get more aggressive at the point of attack and learn how to anchor as that will allow him to fill gaps and help contain the run. Totaled close to 20 sacks his first three years of high school. Produced right away as a senior totaling five sacks in four games, but missed some time due to a lingering issue with his AC joint. Will likely need to add some more mass to his 6-foot-5 frame and develop some go-to pass-rushing moves, but should be ready to face college-sized linemen after a year or two on campus. Somewhat scheme versatile depending on how body fills out, but looks like a future 5 or 9-technique. NFL upside.

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  • Evaluated 09/18/2020 Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting Read

H.S. Athletic Background

2021: Florida Gatorade Player of the Year. Named to Sun Sentinel's Super 11 team. Nominated for the CBS4 Nat Moore Trophy. Racked up 7 tackles and 3 sacks against Miami Gulliver Prep.

2020: Key player for a Chaminade-Madonna Prep squad that went 8-2 and won a championship in the Sunshine State's 3A classification. Missed some time due to injury. Still recognized, however, by the Sun Sentinel as a Broward 5A-1A second-team selection.

2019: Miami Herald All-Broward 5A-Ind. first-team selection after helping Chaminade-Madonna Prep win a state title. Credited with nine sacks as a sophomore.

2018: Attended Everglades High.


  • Rudy Barber Grandfather

    A member of the Miami Dolphins back in 1968. Attended Bethune-Cookman.

  • Rudy Barber Jr. Uncle

    A three-year starter on the offensive line at the Univeristy of Miami in the early 1990s. Spent time with the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Kantroy Barber Uncle

    Miami Herald's Athlete of the Year in 1990. A fourth-round pick by the New England Patriots in the 1996 NFL Draft after playing running back at West Virginia.

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