5-11, 180, DB, Spring, Texas (Klein Collins HS)
Charles Jackson comes to Nebraska after establishing himself as one of the top secondary prospects in the state of Texas. The 5-11, 180-pound Jackson was a key performer for Coach Drew Svoboda at Collins High School in Klein, Texas. Jackson's play helped the team to an 11-1 record and district championship, before a loss in the second round of the state playoffs. Jackson recorded 73 total tackles, including 50 solo stops in his senior season. The aggressive corner also had three interceptions and five pass breakups in 2010. Jackson earned first-team all-district honors for his effort during his senior season. Jackson was also a key performer for the Tigers as a junior, racking up 75 tackles and five interceptions on his way to second-team all-district honors. Jackson was one of several Husker signees to participate in the U.S. Army All-America game in San Antonio in January. Jackson is regarded as the second-best cornerback prospect in the country by Scout.com, while Rivals ranks him among the top 10 corners in the country, the 13th-best overall prospect in Texas and the No. 100 overall player in the country. He also ranks among SuperPrep's top 30 players in the state of Texas and is rated just outside of the top 100 prospects in the nation by ESPN. Jackson received dozens of offers, and also visited Arkansas and Oklahoma, before choosing Nebraska. He was born on Aug. 16, 1992, and is the son of Yolanda Jackson. His stepfater is Rick Parker.