Ronnie Jackson made it official this past weekend committing to the University of Texas-San Antonio. The talented senior is one of the better running backs throughout the state & it’s no doubt that head coach Frank Wilson understands the significance of landing a player of Jackson’s caliber. “Coach Wilson & his staff made me feel welcomed,” Jackson said. “The UTSA program reminds me of Karr so much & that was big to me. I feel like this is a place where I could succeed on & off the field.”
Jackson was very sought after by many programs, but ultimately UTSA made the biggest impression on him of them all. The senior running back currently holds offers from Kentucky, Kansas, Southern Mississippi, Houston, ULL, & many more. Jackson emphasized about how he was thankful to receive a scholarship from any school let alone multiple schools. “I’m blessed to be in the position to be able to go to college for free,” Jackson said. “I get a chance to escape the rough streets of New Orleans & go do what I love to do. When I step on the field I just let out all the stuff that I’ve been through, that’s why I play so hard like that.”
Yet again, the Edna Karr program sends another student athlete to play on the next level. It’s evident that Jackson has been impacted in so many ways since he set foot on 3332 Huntlee Drive. “I thank the Edna Karr program a lot,” Jackson said. “I don’t know where I would be in life right now if it wasn’t for Karr. Being at Karr changed me because I was a bad child running around Algiers getting into trouble all the time. Coach Brice, coach Nick, & all the other coaches have done so much for me on & off the field that they are the reason why I went from being a bad kid to “Action Jackson”. I don’t take for granted how much this program has impacted me as a young man & I’m going to use these same values when I get to college.”
Jackson is set to lead Karr to another state championship with the playoffs approaching. This season, the senior running back has 1,064 yards rushing & 13 touchdowns. In his junior year, Jackson finished the year with 1,127 yards & 27 touchdowns. Jackson makes a living punishing defenders, especially when he gets to the second level. His violent running style is the reason why he has accounted for 40 touchdowns the last two years. UTSA seems to be the best situation for Jackson, & it’s no doubt coach Frank Wilson will get this kid to reach his full potential on and off the field.
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