Another explosive playmaker is headed to South Main. Athlete Quinton Jackson is the newest member of the 2022 Rice Football recruiting class.
The Rice football recruiting staff hasn’t slowed down. As the regular season was winding down for the Owls, they’ve been hard at work identifying talent, issuing offers and landing commitments. Now, a little more than a month removed from a pair of pledges on the offensive side of the ball Rice has landed a commitment from versatile athlete Quinton Jackson.
First and foremost, Jackson is a dynamic athlete. He played quarterback in high school and is listed as a wide receiver by some recruiting services. His skills with his feet make running back a viable possibility at the next level, too. Current Rice tailback Khalan Griffin made a similar transition from dual-threat QB to ball carrier.
Jackson was initially offered in September. At that time, Rice was competing with offers from the likes of Marshall, Army, Navy and a few others. The Owls ended up winning the battle, giving them another potential difference-maker on offense, wherever he lines up.
He’ll join wide receivers Braylen Walker and Rawson McNeill with JUCO runningback Dean Connors rounding out the current crop of skill position talents. The 2022 Rice Football recruiting class now has 10 commitments as the Early Signing Period approaches in mid-December.
It’s not hard to get excited about Jackson and what he could bring to the Rice offense. His highlight reel is jam-packed with big-time plays — just watch him weave through defenders on the first touchdown run on this clip. He might only be 5’9″, but he’s got more thane enough wiggle to make opposing defenders loose their balance at all three levels.
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