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DONTAVIOUS JACKSON

#5

Player profile

position
Linebacker
height
6'3"
weight
232
year
Sophomore
hometown
Alief, Texas
high school
Elsik

2016:

Played in 12 games while making hist first career start against Wake Forest…totaled 20 tackles, 3.0 TFLs and 0.5 sacks…assisted on a tackle-for-loss with Ermon Lane on the game’s first play against the Demon Deacons…had a season-high four stops and added a TFL and a half-sack versus Wake Forest…had three tackles and one TFL against Charleston Southern and three stops against No. 23 North Carolina…added three tackles versus Boston College…had a tackle for loss at No. 10 Miami…contributed on special teams.

PERSONAL:

Four-star powerful inside linebacker prospect…one of the top inside linebacker prospects in the nation, rated as a consensus Top 5 recruit at the position…played in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game, where he recorded four tackles and a quarterback hurry as a member of Team Highlight…rated the No. 4 inside linebacker in the nation by Scout and 247Sports…ranked the No. 5 inside linebacker in the country by ESPN and Rivals…named the top inside linebacker from Texas by Scout…consensus Top 25 player from the state of Texas…ranked the No. 19 player from the state by 247Sports…rated the No. 18 player from the state of Texas by ESPN…tabbed No. 21 prospect in Texas by Rivals…ranked as the No. 65 overall prospect in the nation by Scout as well as No. 106 by 247Sports, No. 123 by ESPN and No. 168 by Rivals…collected 6A All-State honorable mention honors in 2015 while leading his prep squad to the playoffs…posted 165 tackles, including 27 tackles for loss and six sacks as a junior at Alief Elsik in 2014…tallied 107 tackles as a sophomore in 2013…chose FSU over Texas, Michigan and Alabama…born on December 2, 1997…majoring in sport management.