Orlando Oak Ridge wide receiver Rayshawn Jackson will fly to Oklahoma State next Friday for an official visit and if all things pan out for both sides, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Jackson will likely become a member of the team that finished 12-1 and No. 3 in the nation this past season.
Jackson wore a Jacksonville U. sweatshirt on National Signing Day as the school had a celebration of it's future college football players, but Jackson did not actually fax any paper work to JU head coach Kerwin Bell. He was holding out hope that something would happen for him after he lost out on scholarships to Memphis and Marshall due to other receivers committing.
"I'm very excited," Jackson said Thursday night. "They called Coach Will (Elijah Williams) last Friday and asked about me. It's just an honor to even be recruited by them. They are one of the top programs in the nation. It's an honor to just be on their chart."
Jackson is a likely qualifier with a 3.1 core GPA and 3.4 overall, paired with a 750 SAT score. He has taken the test a second time and still awaits those scores. Now all he has to do is flash that constant, boyish smile of his and the Cowpokes family should scoop him right up.
He finished his senior season with 54 catches for 1,161 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns in nine games. Jackson is a big-play type of receiver who can spread the field with his 4.45-second speed in the 40-yard dash. He averaged 21.5 yards per catch this season.