The Texas Longhorns have been hosting top prospects en masse as of late, and that’s expected to continue throughout the entire month of April.
Among those set to tour the Forty Acres in the near future is elite Loganville (Ga.) Grayson wide receiver Kenyon Jackson, who will utilize one of his official visits on a trip to Texas on April 27, according to a report from Rivals’ Chad Simmons.
“I am taking an official visit to Texas at the end of April (27-29) and they have really been recruiting me hard,” Jackson told Rivals. “The coaches told me they are taking three wide receivers in my class and that if I want to be one of them, then I have a spot.”
“Texas is a great program and I am really interested in them. They have really come on with me the last two months, so I want to see how things are out there,” Jackson added. “I have been talking to Coach Washington a lot and he is a cool guy. The visit will be big because I will get to learn about the academics, the program, and just see if it fits me or not.”
Rated as a 4-star prospect, Jackson picked up his Texas offer in late January. At the time, the Longhorns were still in the mix for top targets such as Arjei Henderson and Theo Wease, but the Longhorns are no longer an option for either of the in-state prospects. With that in mind, Texas has zeroed in on a handful of receivers, including Garrett Wilson, Dylan Wright and Elijah Higgins. Jackson is, of course, among that bunch.
Thus far, the Longhorns are considered the favorite for Wilson, Wright and Higgins, but Texas still has work to do in Jackson’s recruitment. Along with the Longhorns, Jackson is planning an official visit to Texas A&M, and is considering a handful of other schools including Penn State, Auburn, Tennessee and Ole Miss.
How well Texas is able to pitch Jackson on a future in Austin during his visit will have a substantial say in how much of a factor the Longhorns prove to be entering the summer. Jackson is planning to announce a top 5 in the near future, and aims to make a final decision prior to his senior season.
A 6-foot-6, 200-pound prospect, Jackson is ranked as the nation’s No. 187 player and the No. 32 wide receiver, per Rivals.