Three-star athlete Vernon Jackson committed to the University of Alabama on Saturday at a press conference at his high school. He chose Alabama over Texas A&M and TCU.
The Boling, Texas native is a dual-threat quarterback, but is expected to play linebacker for the Crimson Tide. As a quarterback, he threw for 891 yards and seven touchdowns. He also ran for 2,091 yards and 33 touchdowns.
According to 247Sports composite, the 6-3/240-pound commit is the No. 27 athlete in his class and the No. 63 player from Texas.
At 6-3, Jackson has good size to play middle linebacker, but he played some strong-side defensive end in high school. He could fit as an outside pass rusher.
Alabama offered him on Feb. 20. He had 12 other offers when he committed to Alabama.
He’s the 11th player to join Alabama’s 2018 class.
Jackson is the fourth commitment for Alabama this month, joining Slade Bolden, Jarrett Bell and Cameron Latu. He is also the fourth three-star in Alabama’s 2018 class (Bolden, Bell and punter Skyler DeLong). He joins Quay Walker as the only other linebacker in the class so far.