Oklahoma State added four transfers to its 2022 roster as part of its incoming recruiting class (excluding junior college signees), so with the football season just over one month away (!!) and fast approaching, we’re going to start an introductory series that spans the rest of the week to help you familiarize with each of the four.
First up: Deondre Jackson.
- Height: 5-11
- Weight: 215 pounds
Who is he?
Jackson is a product of talent-rich Georgia. He spent the last two seasons with Texas A&M playing exclusively in a backup role behind a deep RB corps. In high school he had 1,220 rushing yards and 20 TDs on 183 rushing attempts.
What was his production like?
At Texas A&M he appeared in four games last season after redshirting in 2020. He totaled three rushing attempts for 13 yards in two seasons.
What was his high school pedigree?
Jackson was a three-star recruit coming out of high school in 2020. He signed with Texas A&M over reported offers from Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee and others.
What will his role be at OSU in 2022?
OSU’s running back room is wide-open in 2022 after losing leading rusher Jaylen Warren in addition to LD Brown and Dezmon Jackson. Only Dominic Richardson returns as someone who has meaningful experience at the Division-I level. Jackson will compete with Richardson for snaps as well as sophomore Jaden Nixon and incoming four-star freshmen Ollie Gordon and CJ Brown.
“He’s good. He has good cuts,” OSU WR Brennan Presley said of Jackson at Big 12 Media Days. “He’s really strong and he has a positive mindset, which is what you want from somebody who wants to come in. They want to start, they want to win. He’s definitely gonna be a good back for our team.”