2010: Jackson will compete for key playing time at defensive end as a junior in 2010.
2009: Jackson was an often-used backup defensive end as a sophomore in 2009, playing primarily in pass rushing situations. Overall in 2009 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 18 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, plus 1 forced fumble and 2 deflections.
He had 2 tackles at Ohio State, 3 stops (with a sack) against Washington State, 2 tackles (0.5 sack) at California, 1 tackle at Notre Dame and 1 sack with a deflection against Oregon State. He had 2 tackles (with a sack), a forced fumble and a deflection at Arizona State, then 3 tackles versus UCLA, 1 stop against Arizona and 3 tackles against Boston College.
2008: Jackson served as a backup defensive end as a first-year freshman in 2008. Overall in 2008, he appeared in 8 games (all but Oregon State, Arizona, California, UCLA and Penn State) and had 4 tackles, including 2 sacks for minus 8 yards, plus he had a deflection and forced a fumble. He had 2 tackles (with a sack) and a forced fumble (which USC recovered and it led to a TD) at Virginia.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2007 honors included Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West Best of the Rest, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-L.A. City Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis), Los Angeles Times All-Star, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis) and All-West Valley League Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis) as a senior defensive lineman at Birmingham High in Van Nuys (Calif.). He had 103 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery in 2007.
As a junior in 2006, he made All-L.A. City first team and Daily News All-Area second team while getting 10.5 sacks. Current Trojan De'Von Flournoy also prepped at Birmingham.
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