Boston College roped in several wide receivers for its 2012 recruiting class. The corps BC has now is starting to get up there in eligibility years and will eventually need to be replaced; Harrison Jackson is one of the kids who will be stepping in over the years to follow.
Jackson’s hometown is Round Hill, Virginia, one of the most northern parts of the state near the convergence with West Virginia and Maryland. He played for Loudoun Valley High School, where in 2011, he had 735 receiving yards en route to being named to the All-Dulles District second team.
His recruitment period was apparently quiet, as the only school registering as having offered him is BC. Jackson flew under the radar, only getting two stars from the scouts but was hailed for his height and his catching ability. Rivals gives different test results than ESPN: the former gave Jackson a 4.6 40-yd dash, a 4.22 shuttle, and a 35″ vertical, while the latter said 5.16, 4.79, and 30.5″, respectively. Rivals’ numbers are clearly much better, which isn’t news, but we don’t know when either was recorded.
One would not expect to see Jackson this year. Boston College has plenty of wide receivers for right now and there isn’t going to be much playing time available. In that case, count on Jackson redshirting in 2012.