Four-Star DE Mark Jackson Commits to Texas A&M

Four-star defensive end and Class of 2016 recruit Mark Jackson, out of Byron P. Steele II High School in Cibolo, Texas, near San Antonio, has verbally committed to Texas A&M. Jackson made the announcement on his personal Twitter page.

The N0. 9 weak-side defensive end in 247 Sports’ rankings, Jackson had also received offers from Baylor, UCLA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, TCU and Texas Tech. He’s a bit small for his position at 6’3″, 226 pounds, but will have time to either put on some weight before he heads to College Station or learn a new position better suited to his size, if not both.

Regardless of what happens, however, there’s no denying that Jackson will be a welcome addition to an Aggies team that has been hurting for some strong defensive play. The team ranked 103rd in the nation in total defense last season and 121st in 2013, so improvement is a must if they are to be in the national title picture in the foreseeable future. Once Jackson suits up, the Aggies are sure to be a stronger defensive team while also having a great offensive attack.

Texas A&M opens the 2015 campaign against Arizona State in College Station on September 5.

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