The 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior set state records in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash at the Class AAA state meet this past season, leading the Blue Devils to a fourth-place finish as a team. Jackson’s personal-best 100 time of 10.23 seconds ranked No. 3 in the nation among prep competitors in 2019 at the time of his selection. His 200 time of 20.73, also a PR, ranked No. 7 in the country. Jackson, who won the 100 dash at the prestigious Brooks PR Invitational, also ran the anchor leg at the state meet for Henry Clay’s winning 4x100 and 4x200 relay quartets.
Jackson has maintained a weighted 4.26 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Kentucky beginning this fall.
Jackson has volunteered locally at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, and has donated his time as a youth mentor and football coach.