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'07 OH OL Mark Jackson (Illinois signee)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member Tech Admin Bookie

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    Mark Jackson
    Offensive center / Defensive tackle
    Columbus Brookhaven
    Height: 6-foot-6 (Nike)
    Weight: 301 pounds (Nike)
    40-yard dash: 5.77 seconds (Nike)
    Shuttle time: 5.19 seconds (Nike)
    Bench max: 280 pounds
    Bench reps: 12 (Nike)
    Squat max: 400 pounds
    Vertical leap: 17 inches (Nike)
    SPARQ: 33.81 (Nike)

    Mark likes Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida State, Wisconsin, and Akron (no reported offers, although Ohio State has certainly shown some interest). He played center as a junior, but could move out to guard or tackle. Mark is a teammate of 2006 Buckeye prospect TE Jeff Cumberland.

    Bill Kurelic on Mark Jackson (11/8/2004)

    According to Rivals, Mark is the #17 prospect in the state of Ohio.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2005
  2. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    That's a pretty big boy... What is he? 17? Keep your eye on the Brookhaven running game next year.
     
  3. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    There is talk that Mark may have been offered by OSU. Duane Long is checking on it, but all the coaches are at a conference.
     
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    According to Duane Long, Mark was not offered by tOSU and was not invited to Jr. Day. He will camp at a number of schools this summer including tOSU. He will take his SAT/ACT starting in April and his GPA is currently 2.7

    DUane Long on Mark Jackson (2/5/2005)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 6, 2005
  5. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member Tech Admin Bookie

    Minnesota has offered....
     
  6. devily_buck

    devily_buck Wisconsin's Finest

    Who on Brookhaven's roster hasn't been offered by Minnesota? :wink2:
     
  7. DiHrdBucki45

    DiHrdBucki45 Newbie

    Offer Jackson now!, Tressel <vs> Mason

    You got to give Mason some credit. He has recruited very well in OSU's back yard. Mason has had, and is continuing to build a strong foot hold in Columbus area. Mason hasn't really stolen any recruits away from OSU, other than Daniels. But, if this trend continues, Brookhaven as well as the Columbus area may become Mason's "Glenville", if you know what I mean?. Here's a look at Minnie's rooster. 8 current players and 3 new recruits are from the Columbus area. Granted only one out of the 8 was offered by OSU. Several may have been if it wasn't for grades (Russel, Wheelwright)

    When I read the quote from Jackson, he seemed kinda of disappointed.
    I'm afraid OSU may be taking their own back yard for granted. We can't afford to loose the next "Daniels" to Minny-soda. OSU needs to start "Showing some Love" to the local boys to make an example to the others as well as make a dent in Mason's strong hold. That's why I believe Tressel needs to offer Jackson as well as Cumberland as soon as possible.
     
  8. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    I'm gonna trust the staff (I know, I say this every time.) I don't think it's fair to say that the staff has neglected the Columbus area. Granted, this took place under Conley, but the 2004 class had a strong Columbus flavor to it. That class included Erik Haw (Independence), Dionte Johnson (Eastmoor Academy), Sirjo Welch (Beechcroft), Alex Barrow (Dublin Coffman), and Jonathan Skeete (Gahanna Lincoln).
     
  9. funman

    funman Rookie

    Cavball says Jackson's core GPA is 2.7 and he has no test score and a good score will be needed. I think there are a lot of players OSU will be recruiting who do not yet have offers. It seems to me OSU is taking a systematic, well coordinated approach to recruiting and I think the 2006 class will be outstanding.
     
  10. since we lost a lineman in this years class we could use a big behemoth.lets hope he's willing to wait for J.T. offer.grades could cost him though.
     
  11. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member Tech Admin Bookie

    OSU's staff recruited Daniels as hard as they recruited any player this year. Daniels was on campus constantly, touring the WHAC, watching practice, etc. The staff even got him to make an unofficial visit a week before Signing Day. The staff did everything possible to land Daniels, but he chose Minnesota despite their best efforts.
     
  12. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I am still not sure it is fair to say we "lost" Daniels to Mason. If Daniels Mom was adamant about his leaving the area and if she was heavily involved in the decision it isn't accurate to characterize this as a "lost" battle. We lost Daniels to his Mom's preference that was based solely on location - something JT couldn't argue (frankly I like to see parents this involved in decisions regarding their kids well well being). Mason won the battle against OU and others - OSU was never in it (much as was the case with Maningham).

    Minnie has taken 11 kids out of Ohio the past two years and Daniels is the only one who had an offer. Mason doesn't scare me much.

    As for Jackson, with offers out to Boren and Smith and only losing three OL next year (and that includes Tyree) I would hope the staff would be cautious on any further offers - especially to kids whose academic status is not yet proven.
     
  13. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    We've already offered three other O-Linemen in Ohio. I'm not sure we really need to offer another unless they think he's a real stud. Offering a Columbus kid just because Minnesota did is absolutely ridiculous.

     
  14. DiHrdBucki45

    DiHrdBucki45 Newbie

    I am not saying that we should offer a local kid just because Minny-soda did. I am saying that if a local kids is deserving of an offer (<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Jackson</st1:place></st1:City>), offer it early. I don't like the fact that Mason has a strong hold on <st1:City><st1:place>Columbus</st1:place></st1:City> area. I am not saying that OSU has done poorly in their own back yard. I just believe OSU should not take our "Back yard" for granted. Let's "seal the deal" with the local boys that we want, as early as we can there by eliminating some presence of the competition. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
     
  15. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    OSU doesn't take Columbus talent for granted, they just recruit on a higher level than Minnesota. Look at scUM-are they offering Columbus kids that the Buckeyes are not? No, they are not, and that is because OSU recruits on the same level as scUM-only players who can keep them competetive at an elite level. All the kids-except for Daniels-that Minnesota has recruited from Columbus-have been kids whose other offers were from places like Pitt,Indiana,WVU,BG,etc. Who really knows if Jackson is an elite caliber OL. A Minnesota scholly does not show that. If scUM,Miami,ND, and Oklahoma all offered this kid and we did not, yes, I would say what the hell is Tressel doing. For a good example of this, look at the threads on Aaron Brown and Chris Wells-these guys had places like scUM,Oklahoma, and Florida offering them early-as did the Buckeyes. Fortunately, Tressel offered as early as those schools and has a verbal from Wells and is in the drivers seat big time for Brown. Remember-it THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY-not The Columbus State University.
     

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