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Harvey Jackson - Defensive Back

By NU Athletic Communications

Houston area product Harvey Jackson adds to an impressive group of signees from the Lone Star State, as well as a strong collection of defensive backs in Nebraska’s 2010 class. Jackson is one of five signees from Texas in the class and one of at least five players expected to debut with the Huskers in the secondary. The 6-1, 185-pound Jackson starred at Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas. As a senior, he collected 53 tackles, while intercepting two passes and breaking up another seven passes. His play helped Coach Shane Halmark’s team to a perfect 10-0 regular-season record, before a loss in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Jackson’s play earned him first-team all-district honors as a senior. Jackson also excelled as a junior, when he registered more than 30 tackles, while adding an interception and four pass breakups. His play as a junior helped Hightower to a 13-1 record and a trip to the 5A state title game. Jackson is ranked among the top 60 safeties in the country by, while ranks him among the nation’s top 30 safety prospects and one of the top 300 overall players in the nation. SuperPrep Magazine lists him among the top 100 players in the state of Texas. Jackson only visited Nebraska, but had numerous other offers, including Missouri, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Utah and Arizona State to name a few. Jackson was born on Oct. 24, 1991.


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