Technique grades measures how well a block was held, if it was won or lost, etc. Other Pac-12 teams face more doubts than the Trojans and Ducks. “They tend to forget that he played guard here,” Jackson said, adding, “He is the best offensive lineman to come out of UK.”. The offensive line in that span has twice been a finalist for the Joe Moore Award, and has generated a teamwide brand — “The Big Blue Wall” — that excites fans as much as recruits. Assuming the season is played to its fullest, he has at least 10 games to build up his résumé — in the eyes of fans and scouts alike. The anchor of that group of the last three years had been Drake Jackson, and his senior year is set to be his best ever. Even more shocking is his pass blocking efficiency during his UK career. Synopsis: There’s no way that Kentucky would be as competitive as it is now in the SEC without a front five that can go toe-to-toe with any defensive front that lines up across from it. And he's comparing it to Michael Jackson's infamous Neverland Ranch. Drake Jackson #52. “I can’t change what scouts think about a center from another school,” Jackson said. As a junior in 2017, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Juniors first team, All-CIF Division 1, Riverside Press Enterprise All-Area first team and All-Big VIII League Defensive Lineman of the Year as he had 28 tackles, including 6 sacks, plus an interception, 3 deflections and a forced fumble. Stats, United Airlines Field at L.A. Memorial Coliseum, video platform powered by CBS Sports Digital. Darian Kinnard #70. Drake has 5 jobs listed on their profile. The 2019-2020 Kentucky Wildcats were carried largely by the offensive line, also known as the big blue wall. He had a heck of a year last year, winning Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year. He sprained his left ankle against Arizona and missed the Colorado and Oregon games. Kentucky football: Five things to know about the Georgia Bulldogs, Joey Gatewood will make his first college start for Kentucky against Georgia, For Mark Stoops and UK football, there is still one last streak left to break, College football on television this weekend (Oct. 29-31). Mark Stoops on what he expects in Joey Gatewood’s first start. Because that’s the way you have to handle things. Former University of Kentucky player and staffer Freddie Maggard went a step further, decreeing him the “best center in UK history.”. Kirby Smart coaches UGA. Overall in 2019 while starting all 11 games he played (all but Colorado and Oregon), he had 46 tackles, including a team-best 11.5 for losses of 60 yards (with a team-high 5.5 sacks for minus 44 yards), plus 3 deflections, a forced fumble and a safety. Once the center gets set on the line of scrimmage, he has the option to alter the protection scheme based on the defensive alignment. If the offensive line meets expectations, Eddie Gran should have an easy time putting points on the board. Making adjustments is where Jackson shines most, he said. Please check your email for a confirmation. Coming off of an All-SEC junior season and leading an offensive line that had Lynn Bowden rush for a bajillion yards behind it, Kentucky center Drake Jackson has high expectations heading into his senior campaign. “Jackson, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2019 after graduating a semester early from high school, was impressive while starting at defensive end as a first-year freshman in 2019. Its architect, John Schlarman, is the only coach other than Vince Marrow who has been on Stoops’ staff since he arrived in 2013. Josh Jones #72. His gorgeous coat is out this world. “And I’ll say that’s on me for not explaining that beforehand.
Very strong kid, quick first step, advanced technique and much better athletically then given credit for. Drake surprised his fans early this morning by releasing two new songs, "When To Say When" and "Chicago Freestyle." © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. He sais that Schlarman holds him accountable, and he is appreciate for a coach that cares enough to be hard on him. 2020: Jackson, after an impressive debut in 2019 on the defensive line, will look to make an even bigger impact as a 2020 sophomore while playing outside linebacker. Jackson is expected to grow by leaps and bounds in year two.
Drake Jackson (99) DL - @the99athlete @The99Athlete 2019: Jackson, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2019 after graduating a semester early from high Drake Jackson (52) Center - 2019 - Junior First-Team All-SEC (AP and Athlon) Third-Team All-SEC (Phil Steele) Second-Team center (PFF) Named to SEC - Drake Jackson is a 6-3, 269-pound Weak-Side Defensive End from Corona, CA. That’s what makes you coachable. That year ended with Kentucky’s first under head coach Mark Stoops to end in a bowl appearance, a visible marker of progress that Jackson and others who would soon be stepping into the spotlight would have to continue building upon. Watching how Toth conducted himself day-to-day was crucial for Jackson during his redshirt freshman season. And now it’s here, and I see it, but I don’t let myself accept that as the end goal.”. Drake Jackson is a 6-2, 275-pound Offensive Guard from Versailles, KY.
Having already had an outstanding start to his Trojan career, 2020 is supposed to represent the next step forward for Jackson. Has the strength to hold up at the point of attack against the run, has strong hands and does a great job disengaging from a guard/tackle. The documentary aired in 2019 long after Michael's death and was legally challenged by Micheal's estate. It all starts with the quarterback play of Kedon Slovis. That instance helped Jackson understand that he can’t control what others — fans, media, scouts, whoever — think about players who aren’t him.
Naasir Watkins #66. “If I make a call and someone doesn’t execute because they didn’t hear it, or I made it too late, or they just messed up, I try to take the time to explain to them, ‘Hey, in this situation, this is my thought process, I’m always going to make this call in this situation, or vice versa, I will never make that call in this satiation,’” Jackson said. in Integrated Strategic Communication and English in 2013. Drake Jackson is an American football defensive end for the USC Trojans. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Jackson came to Kentucky prepared to contribute immediately, and he did just that. Gatewood will make his first collegiate start in arguably Kentucky’s biggest home game of the season. “If you don’t know what you’re doing, you shouldn’t be out on the field,” Jackson said. So, what can USC accomplish in 2020? 2019: Jackson, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2019 after graduating a semester early from high school, was impressive while starting at defensive end as a first-year freshman in 2019. Austin Dotson #61. Plays hard with a tremendous motor and will run down plays from behind or run away from him. You’ve gotta control what you can control. I give him all the credit.”. Will the Cats bounce back against the Dawgs? “There’s always room to improve. Yelling at somebody doesn’t really solve anything.”. The rising senior is primed for a huge UK finale.
Accepting it? He’s a huge fan of the NBA, Power Rangers and country music. When Jackson, a former four-star recruit out of nearby Woodford County High School, arrived at UK in 2016, then-starting center Jon Toth was widely regarded as the best to ever play the position at the school, prompting some people to (mistakenly) lobby on the behalf of Dermontti Dawson, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who played at Bryan Station High School before starring at UK. He had 27 tackles, including 5 for losses (with 3.5 sacks), plus 6 deflections and 3 fumble recoveries (1 for a TD) in 2018. Drake Jackson #52.
He’s recently released two singles with Future, hinting at a possible followup LP to their 2015 collaboration What a Time to Be Alive. PERSONAL: He is majoring in communication at USC. He was named a 2019 The Athletic Midseason Freshman All-American.
- Helped Corona Centennial make the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals for the 12th consecutive season as a senior. Nick Lewis #78. He made the 2019 247 Sports Freshman All-American first team and Pro Football Focus Freshman All-American second team, All-Pac-12 second team, AP All-Pac-12 second team and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team and was Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year honorable mention.
Mark Stoops coaches UK. Really, the main goal is consistency. Micheal Jackson died in June 2009 at the age of 50 following an accidental overdose of propofol. UK has been light on TD catches for a while.
The two men, now adults, recounted their claims of abuse from the Thriller singer in the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. Cole Cubelic has named him the top center in the Southeastern Conference. This Kentucky business owner lost customers after enforcing Beshear’s mask mandate, ‘Repugnant’ Kentucky State Police training included Hitler’s guidance on violence, Kentucky crop-insurance agent admits fraud in payouts totaling $23 million, A day before Halloween, Lexington reports largest new COVID case increase in October. Drake Jackson is a 6-2, 275-pound Offensive Guard from Versailles, KY. Nick Lewis #78. It brings back four starters who’ve combined for 76 career starts, led by Drake Jackson’s 33 straight at center, and 11 total seasons of playing time. I’m sure that’s very true at every level. Jake Pope #76. Leading men: There isn’t a more experienced unit in the UK locker room than “The Big Blue Wall,” a finalist last year for the Joe Moore Award given to the nation’s top offensive line. “That’s what Terry’s (Wilson) doing. He credited Schlarman for drilling the importance of that ability into the heads of his centers. He returned from missing 2 games due to an ankle injury and had 6 tackles (1 for a loss) at Arizona State, then had 3 tackles (with a sack) at California, 2 tackles with a sack against UCLA and 5 tackles against Iowa,” per USC Athletics. “It is very cool because you grow up, in my case, a die-hard fan,” Jackson said. “I can’t change that. “I want that pressure on me. “That’s all I ever thought about, all I ever wanted. - Named Cal-Hi Sports All-State Juniors first team, All-CIF Division 1 and All-Big VIII League Defensive Lineman of the Year as a junior.
His play... “Christon began his 2019 first-year freshman season as USC’s No.
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Continuity across the offensive line is great — UK returns four of five starters from last year — but retaining the man behind it has been invaluable. Tell me what I’m doing wrong. Drake Jackson might be Kentucky’s best center ever, but he’s not going to accept it September 16, 2020 10:28 AM ‘This game can be taken away in a heartbeat.’ After struggling to find a consistent center his redshirt freshmen year, Jackson immediately found a role as the centerpiece of the offensive line. He was named a 2019 The Athletic Midseason Freshman All-American. Drake is quite gentle, but always ready to play. Has really improved his overall athleticism in the last year and is very quick for a 260+ pound defensive end.
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