#15 DE Vincent Jackson - Senior, 6’3”, 246 lbs.
2017: Totaled three tackles and half a sack in nine games
2016: Jackson played in every game except the bowl, starting the first four games of the season. He recorded 23 tackles, the majority of which came in the games he started. He set a career high with five tackles against Syracuse.
2015: Jackson played in nine games, recording a tackle of Cincinnati's Hosey Williams for a two-yard loss in USF's blowout win.
2014: Vincent redshirted.
How He Came To USF: Jackson was a blue-chip defender at Tampa's Jesuit High School, starting all four years for the Tigers. Stats for his senior year are incomplete, but in his first three seasons he racked up 149 tackles, 32 TFL, 22 sacks, and three fumble recoveries. He also played a little bit of tight end and running back, and threw the shotput and discus for the Jesuit track team. Vincent had offers from all over, including Alabama, Ohio State, USC, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Oregon. The most serious competitor for his signature was Missouri, but on signing day, Jackson chose the Bulls.
High School Highlights: Here you go:
Recruiting Rankings: ESPN gave Jackson four stars. Rivals, 247, and Scout all gave him three.