OXFORD, Miss. — As we count down the days until the Ole Miss season opener against Memphis in the Liberty Bowl, we are releasing who we think the Top 50 Most Impactful Players will be for the Rebels this season. This series is a way for Ole Miss fans to learn more about players to keep an eye on this fall.
With 35 days before kickoff, coming in at No. 35…
Jadon Jackson committed to Ole Miss in the Class of 2019 and was a four-star wide receiver according to ESPN. Ranked as the No. 2 wide receiver out of Arkansas, he was named the state’s Class 7A Player of the Year in 2017
As a senior, he caught 42 catches for 847 yards and 12 touchdowns at Bentonville West (Ark.) High School. He was also a very talented track star for the school, notching a 10.71 time in the 100-meter dash and a 22.35 mark in the 200-meter dash.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Jackson, who chose Ole Miss over 14 other offers — including Arkansas, Auburn, MSU, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Arizona State — was the only freshman wide receiver to early enroll in the spring which helped him develop more timing with quarterback Matt Corral and gain some valuable experience before fall camp.
He also excelled in the classroom during his first semester in Oxford, earning a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the spring semester.
Jackson will be used in the slot with his quick speed and shiftiness, but how much so might depend on the experience in front of him. Elijah Moore is the de facto returning starter, while Tylan Knight is currently listed as the back-up behind Moore in the slot. Jackson will also be competing with Jonathan Mingo in the slot as a true freshman.
Jackson brings good size and outstanding speed to the wide receiver room. Outside of Miles Battle (6-foot-4), Jadon Jackson and Jonathan Mingo are the tallest of the Rebels’ receivers at 6-foot-2, each. Jackson has been timed at 4.44 in the 40, so he’s definitely got SEC speed. Watch out for Number 17 this fall!
Top 50 Most Impactful Rebels:
35. Jadon Jackson
36. Grant Tisdale, Kinkead Dent, John Rhys Plumlee
37. Keidron Smith
38. Snoop Conner
39. Michael Howard
40. Vernon Dasher
41. Ryder Anderson
42. D’Vaughn Pennamon
43. C.J. Miller
44. Charles Wiley
45. Sincere David
46. Mac Brown
47. Jason Pellerin
48. Chandler Tuitt
49. Dannis Jackson
50. Jonathan Mingo